President Obama says that a plan suggested by Russia to have Syria hand over its chemical arsenal to international control could avert American strikes "if it's real." As Obama prepares to address the nation, should he follow Russia's lead on Syria, or should he keep threatening a military strike.
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Regarding Syria, Crossfire's Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich put aside their differences to find common ground.
Sen. Robert Menendez, Sen. Rand Paul and Stephanie Cutter talk about the creditability of the president and the U.S.
CNN's Crossfire host Stephanie Cutter and Sen. Rand Paul debate the chemical weapons ban treaty.
(CNN) – The United States should not take action in Syria, because it would appear to be siding with an opposition force that has extremist elements, Sen. Rand Paul said Monday in the debut of CNN's new "Crossfire."
"We've seen priests beheaded by the Islamic rebels...We've also seen an Islamic rebel eating the heart of a soldier. So it's not like there's no atrocity on the other side, and al Qaeda is on the other side," he said. "I can't conceive of how we would go in and be allies with al Qaeda."
Crossfire returns tonight, 6:30pm ET on CNN.
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"Crossfire" hosts Newt Gingrich and Van Jones debate President Obama's efforts to convince Congress and the public for a Syria strike.
(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."FULL STORY