Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Markey backs surgical strike in Syria, Warren hesitant - Boston Herald (blog)

The Bay State's U.S. senators differed today on how to respond to the chemical attack in Syria — with one urging a "plan" first and the other backing a "surgical strike."

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren called the use of chemical weapons by Syrian president President Bashar Assad "reprehensible," but warned against taking action based solely on "good intentions."

"What's important is that we have a plan and a realistic way to execute on that plan," Warren told reporters after a gun control rally at Faneuil Hall in Boston today. "We need to remember unintended consequences of any action. Good intentions alone will not help us."

But Warren — among a chunk of the Bay State congressional delegation weighing in on a possible strike against Syria — did not commit to what action the Obama administration, if any, should take, including whether U.S. troops should be deployed.

"What Assad has done is reprehensible. It violates international law, and it violates the law of humanity," she said. "But it is critically important that before we act that we have a plan, a goal and we have a reasonable way for ensuring that goal. I think we're now in a state of flux."

Warren's comments, among the first she's had on Syria since hundreds were killed in a chemical weapon strike last week, come as fellow U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey said he could support a "surgical strike" but not one that includes troops on the ground.

"We should not involve ourselves in the conflict that involves American combat personnel," he said earlier today at a Democratic unity breakfast in Mattapan. "But we have to make a statement and if the president does determine that he can make a surgical strike, limited, targeted, and towards the goals of ensuring that chemical weapons are not used in that conflict in Syria, then I would support the president."

Markey proposed the use of cruise missiles and "other mechanisms" as alternatives.

"The statement to Assad is we are going to hit you and our allies stand with the world in saying that Assad must not use chemical weapons," Markey said.

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch said he doesn't view Syria as a direct threat to the United States, and echoed calls by others in Congress that President Obama seek congressional input before making a decision.

"I certainly don't think the United States should go in there without considerable international support and probably without full NATO support," Lynch said. "I would not support U.S. going in there unilaterally."

The White House has said there is "no doubt" that Assad's regime is behind the attack. But Markey, for one, said he is waiting to see Obama lay out "conclusive" evidence after officials said that ahead of any strike, they'd release information directly linking Assad to the attack.

"Allowing the use of chemical weapons on a significant scale to take place without a response would present a significant challenge to, threat to, the United States' national security,'' White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday.


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