Thursday, September 5, 2013

Obama Says U.S. Credibility On The Line as House Considers Striking Syria

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Madison Ruppert
Activist Post

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives began the process of considering a resolution authorizing a military strike on Syria while President Barack Obama claimed that the credibility of the U.S. is on the line.

The White House has been unrelenting in putting pressure on Congress to approve military action in Syria in response to alleged use of chemical weapons.

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will all appear before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to continue to make their case for a military operation.

Yet when the Senate was considering their draft resolution, one key player, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was busy playing online poker. I also pointed out that Kerry met with Assad six times in 2009 and spoke well of him at the time.