The White House tried Wednesday to pin the success or failure of a diplomatic option to secure Syria’s chemical weapons on Russia rather than the United States as Secretary of State John Kerry headed for Geneva to work on a Russian proposal for international inspectors to seize and destroy the deadly stockpile.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul warned that President Barack Obama is asking the United States to become allies with the terrorists responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Sawsan Jabri and Osama Siblani represent the advancement of the Arab community in the Detroit area: Jabri is a doctor from Syria who teaches microbiology at several community colleges, and Siblani came from Lebanon to be an engineer and now publishes the influential Arab-American News.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush may share a presidential debate stage in 2016. But White House talk can wait in the name of civics.
As President Barack Obama made the case Tuesday night for possible U.S. military intervention in Syria, he addressed a public hardened by the lessons of past wars, murky on the details of the current crisis and fearful of what another conflict abroad would mean for America.
Addressing the nation Tuesday night, President Barack Obama signaled support for exploring a Russian proposal that would put Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime’s chemical stockpile under international control before its eventual dismantling.
Maryland Rep. Andy Harris says he has decided not to support military force in Syria, if the matter is brought before Congress for a vote.
Nancy Pelosi calls Russia’s proposal for the Syrian government to surrender its chemical weapons to the international community a victory for President Barack Obama.
Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts says he opposes the resolution that would allow President Barack Obama to order military strikes against Syria.
Secretary of State John Kerry warns that the United States “will not wait” long for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to the international community.