Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Breaking: Senate committee approves resolution authorizing U.S. strike on Syria



The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved a resolution  granting President Obama limited authority to launch a military strike on Syria.

The committee voted 10 to 7.


FOX reports:
The vote came after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., raised objections to an earlier draft. The objections forced lawmakers to renegotiate the measure; McCain ultimately won tougher language clarifying that U.S. action would be aimed in part at changing the momentum on the ground. 
The resolution specifically would permit Obama to order a limited military mission against Syria, as long as it doesn't exceed 90 days and involves no American troops on the ground for combat operations.


Politico reports:

 [Rand] Paul predicted the resolution ultimately will pass the Senate and the “only chance of stopping what I consider bad policy will happen in the House.”
“I don’t see a clear-cut or compelling American interest. I see a horrible tragedy, but I don’t see that our involvement will lessen the tragedy. I think it may well make the tragedy worse. I think more civilian deaths could occur, I think an attack on Israel could occur, I think an attack on Turkey could occur,” Paul said.

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