Russia Urging Syria to Hand Over Chemical Weapons

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Russia Urging Syria to Hand Over Chemical Weapons
Mon, 09-09-2013 - 1:46pm

From the Today Show: 

Russia proposed on Monday that Syria hand over its chemical weapons to international control in an attempt to avert a U.S. military attack.

Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, told reporters that he had conveyed the idea to Syria at talks in Moscow and expected “a quick and, I hope, a positive answer.” Syria publicly welcomed the idea, but a senior White House official told NBC News that it was no more than a delay tactic.

Russia is an ally of Syria, and Russian opposition is one reason the United States is not working through the United Nations to build support for a strike to punish the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons in its civil war.

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Do you think the U.S. should take military action?  What do you think about this development?

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Tue, 09-10-2013 - 12:04pm

      Melissa, while it is possible that further information could cause me to change my mind, I tend to be in favor of the President using limited military action against Syria and the events of yesterday have pushed me to be more in favor of it.  I also feel that the President has the Constitutional Authority to order limited military action.