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Syria Chemical Weapons

Obama Warns Credibility At Stake

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

STOCKHOLM -- President Barack Obama says the international community and Congress's credibility are on the line if a chemical attack on civilians in S...

McCain Mocks Laura Ingraham

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) mocked Fox News host Laura Ingraham's "vast knowledge of military tactics and strategy" on Tuesday. During an appearance...

An Open Letter to President Obama Regarding Syria

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
Maria Rodale

You are a smart man. You are not up for reelection. This is your big chance to make the right choice and take the right road, the road less traveled. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave a lasting legacy of peace and healing rather than more destruction.

Christina Wilkie

AIPAC Urges Congress To Approve Syria Strike | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - After weeks of quietly working behind the scenes to build support for U.S. military intervention in Syria, the American Israel Public Aff...

John McCain Plays Poker While Colleagues Discuss Whether We Need To Bomb Syria

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Congress held its first public hearing about U.S. plans for military intervention in Syria on Tuesday. At some point during the conversation, Sen. ...

Rebels Claim They Have Evidence Of Chemical Attack In March

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

By Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL, Sept 3 (Reuters) - A forensic expert with evidence President Bashar al-Assad's government used chemical ...

Pelosi Pushes For Public To See More Vital Intelligence Info

AP | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leader of the House Democrats says the public needs to hear more of the intelligence that led the Obama administration to conclude t...

Number One... With a Bullet

Turk Pipkin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Turk Pipkin

While we debate our nation's role as the enforcers of the proper morality of war and weapons of mass destruction, it might serve us to remember that our commitments - and lack of commitments - to global peace greatly help shape our image and standing in the world.

Gingrich Slams 'Distraction': Obama 'Picked The Wrong Topic' To Debate

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich criticized President Barack Obama for seeking Congressional approval on military action in Syria, saying he "picked...

As a Mother and Veteran, Four Reasons I Support a Military Response to War Crimes in Syria

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

I have a unique perspective on these atrocities, gained from a quarter century of working globally, in and out of military uniform. I'm also the mother of three little Americans. Allow me to share the four reasons why I see things as I do.

Menendez: Senate Likely To Pass 'More Tailored' Act On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - A resolution authorizing the use of military force in Syria will likely pass the U.S. Senate but not without specific...

Ryan Grim

Chomsky: Syria Strike Would Be 'War Crime' With Or Without Congressional Sign-Off | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A U.S.-led attack on Syria without United Nations support would be a war crime regardless of congressional approval, Noam Chomsky, the a...

France: Syrian Attack Involved 'Massive Use Of Chemical Agents'

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

PARIS — A French intelligence report on Monday alleged that the Syrian regime launched an attack on Aug. 21 that involved a "massive use of chem...

Warren Praises 'Appropriate' Obama Move, Slams 'Reprehensible' Foreign Leader

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said "it's appropriate" for President Barack Obama to seek approval from Congress before taking military action in Syr...

Russia Wants To Send Delegation To U.S. To Discuss Syria

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin proposed on Monday to send a delegation of Russian lawmakers to the United States to discuss the situation in ...

John Kerry, Chuck Hagel To Testify At Senate Hearing On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will be witnesses at a Senate Foreign Relatio...

Russia: U.S. Evidence Of Syrian Chemical Attack 'Absolutely Unconvincing'

AP | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- The information the U.S. showed Moscow trying to prove that the Syrian regime was behind an alleged chemical weapons attack is "absolutely u...

Dear President Obama: A Letter Regarding Syria

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Victor M. Feraru

The common denominator for me and most people in this country is as follows: we are against dropping bombs on Syria without a thorough explanation. It should have never taken the entire world to scream at the top of their lungs for you to "ask permission" for you to have a sit down with Congress.

Syria: If the Tomahawk Missiles Fly, Peace Must Be the Target

Gordon Marino | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Gordon Marino

If President Obama elects to pull the trigger and let the Tomahawk missiles fly, the singular target of those missiles must be peace and the well being of the Syrian people.

An Open Letter to the Congress on Syria

Yassamin Ansari | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Yassamin Ansari

The potential negative consequences of intervention are many, but isn't the risk of letting Assad get away with using chemical weapons even greater?

The Confusing Case for Striking Syria

Rajan Menon | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Rajan Menon

While President Obama seems poised to attack Syria, it's not clear what he intends to achieve, apart from saving face.

America Must Close the Syrian Box

Howard Schweber | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Howard Schweber

The whole world really is watching. Obama did not create this box, the Assad government did that. Now the box has been opened -- we have to try and close it up again.

Christina Wilkie

McCain Demands 'Plan And A Strategy' On Syria Intervention | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) said on CBS' "Face The Nation" Sunday that he will not vote to authorize U.S. military action in Syria until he...

Christina Wilkie

Rand Paul Says 'Rebels Winning Is A Bad Idea For Christians' In Syria | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday portrayed the current conflict in Syria as one between the government of President Bashar Al Assad, who ...

The Put-Up-or-Shut-Up Congress

Marty Kaplan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

We may not get a great debate about international norms and national security. It's possible that Congress will neither put up nor shut up.