Considering Action Against Syria
At this moment, members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee are debating a draft resolution authorizing U.S. military intervention in Syria.
On the House side, for most of the afternoon, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry have been pressing the case for an armed strike against the Assad regime. Here’s Kerry, a few hours ago:
However, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, also testified today that military action would not rid Syria of all chemical weapons. “This is not about eliminating chemical weapons,” Dempsey said, “that’s impossible.”
Meanwhile, President Obama was in Stockholm, Sweden, today. He used the most pointed language so far in his campaign for military action against Syria.
Niki Tsongas, congresswoman from Massachusetts’ 3rd District.
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