President Obama's Syria Address
President Obama is about to address the nation on Syria. Here's a thread to discuss.
Update: Shorter version is Obama is asking Congress to delay a vote.
Obama lays out the evidence Assad's regime used chemical weapons. He says if we don't act, Assad will not hesitate to do it again. Other dictators will try to obtain chemical weapons, as will terrorist groups. Turkey Jordan and Israel are at risk.
He determined in the national security interest of the U.S. to respond by a targeted military strike. He knows it won't be popular, after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The purpose is deterring and degrading Assad's chemical capability.
Even though he has the authority to order the strike himself, he took the debate to Congress. [More...]
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