Rhodes: 'Not Intended to Resolve the Underlying Political Crisis Within Syria'
8:26 AM, Sep 6, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a briefing with the press, deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said that any military strike on Syria would be a response to chemical weapons--and would "not [intend] to resolve the underlying political crisis within Syria." Instead, "the underlying political crisis within Syria" would be dealt with diplomatically, he said.
Interestingly, the release of this transcript coincides with the relase of this New York Times report, which claims that "President Barack Obama has directed the Pentagon to develop an expanded list of potential targets in Syria in response to intelligence suggesting that the government of President Bashar al-Assad has been moving troops and equipment used to employ chemical weapons while Congress debates whether to authorize military action."
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