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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Does This Re-Written War Authorization Change How You Feel About Attacking Syria?

Posted by Eli Sanders on Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Yesterday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution to attack Syria, but added some constraints on how President Obama would be able to do it:

The approved resolution would limit strikes against the Syrian government to 60 days, with the possibility of 30 more days upon consultation with Congress, and it would specifically block the use of ground troops...

It also reiterated that “it is the policy of the United States to change the momentum on the battlefield in Syria,” urging “a comprehensive U.S. strategy” to not only degrade the government’s weapons of mass destruction but also to improve the fighting abilities of “elements of the Syrian opposition.”

There remains the question of whether this language will pass the full Senate, as well as the question of whether anything at all will pass the full House. But for now, the question is whether it passes Blogtown:

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