The White House today announced that it has assembled a group of two dozen countries that approve President Obama’s decision to attack Syria in response to its use of chemical weapons.
The nations signed onto a statement that, while not explicitly backing a military option, is clear in implying support for the attack being planned by Obama. The operative statement is this:
Signatories have consistently supported a strong UN Security Council Resolution, given the Security Council’s responsibilities to lead the international response, but recognize that the Council remains paralyzed as it has been for two and a half years.
The world cannot wait for endless failed processes that can only lead to increased suffering in Syria and regional instability. We support efforts undertaken by the United States and other countries to reinforce the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons.
The signatories are:
Albania, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Note that this is not a “coalition.” These countries aren’t necessarily sending troops or assisting militarily.