Crisis in Syria: military and diplomatic options
September 11, 2013
Guests: Heather Hurlburt and David Rohde
The crisis in Syria and the military and diplomatic efforts to confront it is changing day by day. The President addressed the nation last night after the Syrian government expressed that it would welcome a Russian proposal to put its chemical arsenals under international control. Meanwhile as Congress continues to debate backing the President’s plans for a military strike, a bipartisan group of senators began working on a plan that would call on the United Nations to condemn the Syrian government for using chemical weapons and send inspectors into Syria to remove them. We get reaction to the President’s remarks and the feasibility of a diplomatic solution from HEATHER HURLBURT of the National Security Network. Then we’ll talk with Reuter’s columnist DAVID ROHDE about the Obama adminstration’s handling of the crisis.