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  • Britain rules out second vote on Syrian strike

    LONDON --The British government has ruled out a second parliamentary vote on participation in a military strike against the Syrian ruling regime. Senior politicians had urged another vote after the government’s surprising defeat Thursday, when...
  • France releases new, 'undeniable' evidence against Syria

    France releases new, 'undeniable' evidence against Syria
    PARIS -- France says it has evidence gathered by its intelligence services to prove "undeniably" that Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces carried out a "massive and coordinated" chemical attack on its civilian population. The French government...
  • Why the moral argument to attack Syria is a hard sell

    Mr. President, you and I having a similar challenge: selling a military strike against Syria as a "moral imperative." But we have different audiences. Your constituents come from all parts of the country; mine from different parts of the world. Yours...
  • Two key House GOP leaders back Obama on Syria strike

    Two key House GOP leaders back Obama on Syria strike
    WASHINGTON – Calling the use of chemical weapons "a barbarous act," House Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday he will support President Obama's request to authorize force against the Syrian government and also said he was confident his fellow...
  • France's Hollande wants Europe to consider action against Syria

    France's Hollande wants Europe to consider action against Syria
    PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that he is seeking a coalition of European states to decide on the possibility of military intervention in Syria. However, he said France would not go it alone if the U.S. Congress opposes an...
  • Pope Francis condemns chemical weapons use, calls for peace in Syria

    Pope Francis condemns chemical weapons use, calls for peace in Syria
    Pope Francis resolutely condemned the use of chemical weapons in a message to his nearly 3 million Twitter followers on Tuesday, but has made it clear in recent days that he opposes military retaliation against Syria for the government's alleged use of...
  • Syria: Where is the outrage?

    More than 1,400 people dead, 400 of them children, from rocket attacks spreading a chemical agent, most likely sarin, on civilians living outside Damascus. Those gruesome deaths ought to be the focus of U.S. and world attention — people suffering,...
  • Obama's military request in Syria too broad, Schiff says

    As Republican and Democratic leaders of the House of Representatives have jumped on board to support President Barack Obama’s request for military strikes in Syria, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Monday that he is concerned that international...
  • Making the case against Syria

    Making the case against Syria
    Last week, the Obama administration was signaling that it would take unilateral military action against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad for what the administration insists was the deliberate use of chemical weapons to kill hundreds of...
  • Finally, on Syria, we've rediscovered the Constitution

    Finally, on Syria, we've rediscovered the Constitution
    OK, John Kerry, you convinced me: Let’s go bomb Syria! Just kidding. Like many Americans, I have serious reservations about this country getting involved in that country’s nasty civil war. Still, the sight of the secretary of State...
  • Americans oppose U.S. military strikes in Syria, polls find

    Americans oppose U.S. military strikes in Syria, polls find
    WASHINGTON – President Obama has to persuade not just Congress on military intervention in Syria. New polling shows the American public is highly skeptical of the administration’s plan for limited missile strikes in response to the alleged use...