September 2nd, 2013
04:06 AM ET

The debate on Syria: To bomb or not to bomb?

U.N. evidence that could show whether chemical weapons were used in Syria will head to a lab Monday, but the answer may just be a formality.

The American president has already said there's no doubt Syria's government killed hundreds of civilians in a chemical weapon attack. Independent tests have revealed "signatures of sarin gas" in blood and hair samples from Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

President Barack Obama wants Congress to sign off on limited strikes on Syrian targets - but some lawmakers bristle at the idea of getting ensnared in another overseas conflict.

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  1. rupert

    ...until sitting bull put in arrow in his heart 😦

    September 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    @ rupert, have you been putting them magic mushrooms on your pizza???

    September 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    In times of trouble, I often remember the people od London during the Blitz.
    In light of possible repercussions, I think that President Obama will do what he thinks is right.

    September 2, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Syria is not WW2 Germany with a firepower superior to that of US of A,repercussions would be regional and geopolitical.
    And no Pr.Obama would do what his advisors see as politically right for his presidency.

    September 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • L.L

      On this Sacred Jewish day, We know that Chemical Weapons were used to Kill- Thousands of people At One Time. Interment camps in secret areas. People sharing a Common Humanity killed. Millions of People Died, in Gas Chambers.
      Think of how many people can be killed using this Weapon of Mass destruction at One time.
      To inflict the Worst Human Suffering. We Are Americans and By saying that, are held by those same Foundations For Which We Stand. We Stand .

      September 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
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