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August 27th, 2013
05:25 PM ET

Obama has few "options on the decision tree" for Syria

CNN's Brianna Keilar hosts a panel discussion on what the expected White House response will be to allegations that Syria's government used chemical weapons against its citizens.

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  1. kent

    The best option is mind our own business. Syria like Iraq, Libya have done nothing to us. Assad is fighting alqaeda rebels who want to kill him and take over Syria. Obama/congress/media are whining about Assad killing a hundred people with chemical weapons but Pres. Truman killed 250,000 Japanese civilians with atomic bombs. The excuse was it saved lives, so why can't Assad use chemical weapons to save another 100,000 lives from being killed in a civil war.

    August 28, 2013 at 10:08 am |
  2. morigoldlist

    Obama's dilemma.. Support the Devil or back Satan!

    August 29, 2013 at 11:16 am |
  3. David Gage

    American Hypocrisy at its best! Obama wants to go after a nation that has not attacked another and kill some of them for using chemical weapons, right? Well did he ever have to study real American history (that is the last 50 years worth) to learn of what this nation did in the Vietnam war? If he did study this period of American history he would have learned about the use of Agent Orange by the Americans in that war. And what is Agent Orange? Well, it is the combination of the code names for Herbicide Orange (HO) and Agent LNX, one of the herbicides and defoliants used by the U.S. military as part of its chemical warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. Vietnam estimates 400,000 people were killed or maimed, and 500,000 children born with birth defects as a result of its use. The Red Cross of Vietnam estimates that up to 1 million people are disabled or have health problems due to Agent Orange. The United States government has always dismissed these figures as unreliable and unrealistically high, but their numbers are still unbelievably high. Now, it the nation of Syria decides to kill a couple hundred of their own people how can that be considered to be a violation of a WWI based crime when the USA was not charged for the very real WWI type of crime that they now are supposedly wanting to have real justice served?

    August 29, 2013 at 12:08 pm |
  4. curious2

    Fsunny, why use chemicle weapon's right before the September-911 ~ tragedies date.....Syria is king-pin of terrorism.....and Russia is big brother

    September 3, 2013 at 4:17 am |
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    Obama has few "options on the decision tree" for Syria that's only because he dropped the ball so many
    times. I will give it to him he did get what i assume is 80% of Syria's chemical weapons. I think Russia needs to get their act together. I know this is their allie and all but they are using chemical weapons now. If we want to make earth work this behavior needs to be stopped.

    December 10, 2013 at 10:48 am |
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