Vice President Joe Biden is heading into the belly of Democrats’ anti-war opposition, venturing into a politically influential heartland state for the first time since President Barack Obama publicly endorsed a possible military strike on Syria.
In a Sunday interview with Charlie Rose, Syrian President Bashar Assad stated that he had nothing to do with an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack, and that the U.S. has “no evidence” to justify a military attack.
Sen. John Barrasso says the Senate Foreign Relations Committee may not vote Wednesday on a resolution authorizing President Barack Obama’s proposed military intervention in Syria. The Wyoming Republican, a member of the panel, said it was still meeting on the resolution.
The District of Columbia’s delegate to Congress says a congressional debate is needed to answer whether a military strike is the right course of action in Syria.
Israel’s prime minister on Sunday tried to soothe a jittery nation unnerved by the standoff between the U.S. and Syria, saying that Israel is “calm and self-assured” and ready for “any possible scenario.”
Demonstrators have gathered outside the White House as President Barack Obama says he’ll seek congressional authorization for the use of force in Syria.
As rhetoric of an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities escalates, a new poll shows a majority of Americans are not in favor of that idea.