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Congress on Syria

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Stay Out of Syria's Inferno: Americans Want Peace, Not Another War

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The president has placed the decision whether to go to war where it belongs, with Congress. Legislators should act on behalf of the American people, not the Obama administration. And the right decision is to keep the U.S. at peace.

Christopher Mathias

Lhota: We Need 'Regime Change' In Syria | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.08.2013 | New York

A leading Republican candidate for New York City mayor said Sunday that he supports a "regime change" in Syria. "This is a very difficult position...

Liberal Group Urges Opposition To Syria Military Strike

AP | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A new TV ad that urges Congress to oppose U.S. military strikes against Syria underscore...

Lack Of Public Evidence Leaves Doubts About Syria Chemical Attacks

AP | ZEINA KARAM and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The U.S. government insists it has the intelligence to prove it, but the public has yet to see a single piece of concrete evidence prod...

Kerry: Syria Videos Make Case For Military Action

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

PARIS — The Obama administration is distributing videos showing a chemical weapons attack in Syria to help convince Americans and Congress that ...

An Open Letter to Congress on Syria

William Astore | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
William Astore

I implore you to vote "no" on military intervention in Syria. No vital U.S. interest is at stake, and an attack will have unforeseen consequences that are nearly impossible to predict. The proper response to the Assad regime's use of poison gas is not more killing.

EU: All Signs Point To Assad

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 09.07.2013 | World

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- The European Union agreed on Saturday that the Aug. 21 chemical attack outside Damascus appears to have been the work of Syria's...

CNN Obtains Videos Of Chemical Weapons Attack Aftermath (GRAPHIC)

Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

CNN released graphic footage Saturday from 13 different videos showing apparent use of chemical weapons in Syria. According to the CNN report, th...

Obama To Meet The Press

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will give interviews on Monday to the three network news anchors, as well as to anchors from P...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: CNN Obtains Clips Showing Aftermath Of Syria Chemical Weapons Attacks

CNN | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

(CNN) -- Men sprawled on a tile floor, shirtless and convulsing. Children, too, seemingly unable to control their shaking and flailing. Panic and scre...

How to Answer Violence With Justice in Syria

David Peck | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
David Peck

At this critical juncture, America has a great opportunity to change the repetition compulsion around violence begetting more violence. That's leadership we can live with -- to do the thing that's hard, but stands on the side of right.

What's at Stake in Syria Response? Human Life and America's Credibility.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 11.07.2013 | Religion
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

While it is hard to disagree with the claim that Assad and his regime deserve to be punished for the gas attack, I fear that U.S. military action will create unintended and dangerous consequences. A different way must, and can, be found.

German Paper: UN Team Could Submit Syria Report Next Week

AP | FRANK JORDANS and PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

BERLIN — A German newspaper reported Saturday a team of U.N. chemical weapons inspectors could submit initial findings from its tests of samples...

What We Are Debating -- and What We Are Not

James Zogby | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
James Zogby

As a result of President Obama's decision to ask Congress to support his call for "limited" strikes against the Assad regime, we find ourselves in the throes of a much needed, but still incomplete, national debate on the wisdom of U.S. policy toward Syria.

Obama to Congress: Thanks for Sharing

Walter Reich | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Walter Reich

Now there will be plenty of people to praise if America's response or non-response proves wise. And plenty to blame if either course of action doesn't. Welcome to democracy. Welcome to politics. And welcome to the unpredictable consequences of military action.

Germany Joins U.S. In Blaming Assad For Attack

AP | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

BERLIN — Germany has joined the United States and ten other members of the Group of 20 biggest economies in blaming the Syrian government for a ...

Obama Faces High-Stakes Week

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

PARIS — The U.S. tried to rally support on Saturday for a military strike against Syria, running into resistance from the American public and sk...

A False Choice in Syria

Scott Blakeman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

Doing nothing about Syria is not a moral choice. But neither is a military strike that would do more harm than good. The world must put all of its energy behind the only viable choice, a robust diplomatic effort that brings together all of the key players in the conflict.

The United States Needs to Stay Out of Syria

Steve Siebold | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Anyone who believes limited strikes will not escalate into larger scale commitment is underestimating the complexity of the conflict. And besides, the United States isn't even committed to a regime change.

Sasha Belenky

Must-Reads: Syria Crisis, Coffee's Big Problem, A Deadly Tornado And Fashion Sins | Sasha Belenky | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

(AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon) 1. A Hellish Problem As debate rages in Washington over whether to use military force against Syria, it's worth takin...

Generational Déjà vu in Syrian Debate

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson personally led an ultimately unsuccessful campaign to convince the US Senate to ratify the Versailles Treaty ending World War I, which included the establishment of a League of Nations.

Don't Use U.S. Credibility as a Reason to Attack Syria

Rajan Menon | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Rajan Menon

Credibility is now trying to shape the Syria debate. Its logic is no sounder today than it was in bygone years. But it's no less dangerous.

Kerry for Keeping Option to Use Ground Forces 'In the Event Syria Imploded'

Charles Knight | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Charles Knight

A punishment raid is one thing, but using armed force to attempt to prevent proliferation from Syria is very different sort of activity. In the event of a chaotic collapse of the Assad regime, U.S. air-strikes alone will not be able to stop proliferation of the chemical weapons.

Bombing Syria Is a Losing Proposition

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

I am sympathetic to Obama's notion that the international community should enforce the global prohibition against the use of ghastly chemical weapons in wartime against civilians. But I believe the president has chosen the wrong time and the wrong place to enforce this.