30 Apr '13, 3pm

So many shitty arguments for war in Syria, in one compact location! via @paulmcleary

WASHINGTON — A senior US congressman says Christianity’s roots in the Middle East would justify a decision by President Barack Obama to intervene in Syria’s bloody civil war. The Obama administration says it is seeking definitive evidence whether Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad ordered several alleged recent uses of chemical weapons by his forces. Even before a probe of a recent US intelligence assessment about those alleged incidents, lawmakers from both parties wanted Obama to use the US military to stop the fighting. And one, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., told reporters last Friday part of the reason he favors a US mission there is to preserve the region that was home to Christianity’s genesis. “There’s a huge US interest in the region. Our commitment to the Levante is long-standing, partially because of our relationship with Israel and with Lebanon,” Issa told a handful o...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130430/DEFREG/304300...

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