WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress has resolved almost nothing of consequence since 2010, failing to complete what were once basic responsibilities for roads, schools, farms and the U.S. mail.
Asking the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democratic-led Senate to agree on military action – already a controversial issue both within and between the parties – injects a new dose of uncertainty into Washington’s reaction to the Syria crisis.
WH Syria request says authorization to use armed forces over “use of chemical weapons or other weapons of mass destruction”
U.N. spokesman says suggestion that U.N. is somehow stepping aside to allow U.S. strikes on Syria is ‘grotesque’
Obama to deliver statement on Syria at White House at 1:15 pm today
U.S. House members to get classified White House briefing on Syria on Sunday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. intelligence agencies publicly disclosed on Friday some of the information that led to a “high-confidence” assessment that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack on neighborhoods outside Damascus.
But the declassified intelligence report also showed what the U.S. government does not have: clear evidence that Assad personally ordered the attack, and physiological evidence confirming what caused the deaths of an estimated 1,429 Syrians on August 21.