Speaking on Sunday’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. John McCain stated that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime are “euphoric” about President Obama’s announcement seeking congressional authorization for military action.
On Friday, President Barack Obama said that he has not made a final decision regarding whether or not the United States will attack Syria, but that they are contemplating a “limited narrow act.”
During a press conference Friday afternoon Secretary of State John Kerry condemned attacks reportedly perpetrated by the Syrian government against its own people – which he referred to as a “crime against humanity” – and asserted that the actions of the Untied States in response will have long-lasting effects on international politics.
Wary of another war, congressional Republicans and Democrats pressed President Barack Obama to explain why the U.S. military should attack Syria and involve Americans in a deadly civil conflict that has roiled the Mideast.
President Obama has ordered a declassified report to be prepared for public release before any military strike takes place against Syria.
President Barack Obama is calling a possible chemical weapons attack in Syria “big event of grave concern.”