While John Kerry and Chuck Hagel are making their case for military action against Syria, Syria has accepted the Russian proposal that they turn over control of their chemical weapons to the international community, says Fox News;
Syria’s foreign minister said Tuesday that President Bashar Assad has accepted a Russian proposal to turn over control of Syria’s chemical weapons, potentially opening the door to defusing a stand-off with the United States as President Obama indicates he’s willing to give the “diplomatic track” a try.
According to the Associated Press, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Tuesday after meeting with the Russian Parliament speaker that his government’s officials quickly agreed to the Russian initiative to “derail the U.S. aggression.”
But according to broadcast news, the President intends to continue to make his case for military action to the country tonight. I watched a little of John Kerry’s statement to Congress this morning and he told us that the US has a “huge” national interest in attacking Syria, that being the containment of chemical weapons. It looks like that has already been accomplish since the only chemical weapons that have been used are entirely with the borders of Syria.
Chuck Hagel told Congress that we have to use military force to insure the credibility of US military force – says the same guy who called the ‘surge” in Iraq a failure before it began. The same guy who said that our war against terrorism was our “greatest military blunder”.