WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, issued the following statement after President Obamas public address on Syria: Launching a strike in the Middle East with no clear military objective could very well make a bad situation worse. The last thing we want to do is incite further chaos in a part of the world that is already on the brink. I heard nothing in the Presidents remarks tonight to change my position against authorizing military force. I do, however, agree with the President that Russias proposal to address Syria through diplomatic negotiations should be thoroughly explored. Whether or not this becomes a reality, the door has now been opened for the international community to express support for a diplomatic solution.