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Gingrich: Obama administration confused, conflicted over Syria
September 9th, 2013
11:00 AM ET

Gingrich: Obama administration confused, conflicted over Syria

(CNN) - No administration in modern times has been as confused, contradictory and incompetent in trying to make the case for war as this White House has been in its push for action against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Listen to the words of the Obama administration:

On war and peace: At the G20 Summit on Friday, President Barack Obama said as he pushed for strikes in Syria, "I was elected to end wars, not start them. I've spent the last four and a half years doing everything I can to reduce our reliance on military power as a means of meeting our international obligations and protecting the American people."

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Jones: All who opposed Iraq War must oppose Syria strike
September 9th, 2013
10:59 AM ET

Jones: All who opposed Iraq War must oppose Syria strike

(CNN) - The situation in Syria would break the heart of anyone who has one. That is why progressives desperately want peace in Syria, an end to the chemical weapons attacks and aid for the millions of refugees. Additionally, most of us support President Barack Obama and want him to have a successful presidency.

But we must be consistent. We have a worldview that requires the right thing to be done - in the right way. That is why those of us who opposed President George W. Bush's war in Iraq have no choice but to oppose Obama's proposed attack on the Syrian regime.

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Cutter: Congress, let this be a vote of conscience
September 9th, 2013
10:59 AM ET

Cutter: Congress, let this be a vote of conscience

(CNN) - The eyes of the world are on the U.S. Congress this week and next. Unlike resolutions about naming a post office, honoring the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox or defunding Obamacare, members of Congress also take votes that test their consciences and prompt them to examine what they believe because the right vote might not be the one that is politically expedient or representative of the current public mood.

Our elected representatives will vote on whether to authorize the president to use military force in Syria, where according to U.S. and British intelligence, the regime of Bashar al-Assad defied an international norm and used sarin gas to murder roughly 1,400 of its own citizens, including more than 400 children.

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Filed under: Stephanie Cutter • Syria
Cupp: Obama's spectacular failure of leadership on Syria
September 9th, 2013
10:57 AM ET

Cupp: Obama's spectacular failure of leadership on Syria

(CNN) - Two years into the Syrian conflict, President Obama has decided it's finally time to explain it to the American people in a speech he will give from the Oval Office on Tuesday. But from the beginning, President Obama's strategy in Syria - if he ever had one - has been confused.

Years of dithering, red lines that went unanswered, and a failure to persuade our international allies and the American public to get on board with the president's nonplan plan, has resulted, not surprisingly, in a confused Congress.

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September 9th, 2013
10:17 AM ET

S.E. Cupp and Van Jones on action in Syria

Hosts S.E. Cupp and Van Jones weigh in on action in Syria as a new CNN poll shows a majority of Americans think Congress should not authorize a strike.

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