Top senators are working on a brand new resolution delaying military operations against Syria, according to Politico. From the piece:
The broad outlines of the plan would call for the United Nations to pass a resolution asserting that Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria used chemical weapons in the country’s ongoing civil war. A UN team would be required to remove the chemical weapons within a specified timeframe. If the weapons were unable to be removed within that timetable, then the United States would be authorized to use military force against the country, the source said Tuesday. The timeline is still being hammered out by the group.
The GOP senators in the group include John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia. The Democratic senators include Chuck Schumer of New York, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Chris Coons of Delaware and Carl Levin of Michigan. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the Foreign Relations Committee chairman who authored the use-of-force resolution, is involved in the talks as well.
I hope that our sailors aren’t getting sunburned sitting around in the Mediterranean over the next six months while Syria ducks, weaves, and delays.
I’m pretty sure we’ll look like even bigger idiots than we already look like at the end of this.