Kerry: US has evidence sarin gas was used in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is asserting the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and says the “case is building” for a military attack.

A day after President Barack Obama stepped back from his threat to launch an attack, Kerry says in a series of interviews on the Sunday news shows that the administration learned of the sarin use through samples of hair and blood provided to Washington by first responders in Damascus.

Kerry also says confident that Congress will give Obama its backing for a military strike against Syria. But the former senator also says the president has authority to act on his own if Congress doesn’t give its approval.

Congress is scheduled to return from a summer break on Sept. 9.

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  • rebo63

    I have one question. How do we pay for it? Dump millions of dollars on missiles and other munitions.
    I want a vet ZR-1 but its not in the budget. Enough is enough.
    We live in a global society so why do we have to go it alone when the rest of the world is staying out of it? Either we do something together or nothing at all.
    Just my opinion …

  • Gail A. Boyle

    Who was it that said; “Those who do not remember errors of the past are doomed to repeat it.”? The atrocities of the past will certainly be repeated if Auschwitz, Korea, Viet Nam, etc. are not remembered. It seems to me that if the USA had taken PREVENTATIVE ACTION then–the lives of many innocent people/souls w/could have been spared. The USA not only has the power but the responsibility to intervene—why or what are the leaders waiting for? The souls of these innocent victims cry out to the United States for justification. Rabbi Joachim Prinz in his 1963 March to Washington said in his speech, “the most urgent, the most disgraceful, the most shameful and the most tragic problem is silence.” and Martin Luther King, Jr. cried out in his speech, “but the appalling silence of the good people.”
    Gail A. Boyle