BRAD MERRIMAN – JOURNALIST – TACD NEWS – Yesterday at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg Russia, President Obama was emotional when talking about the 1,400 people killed in Syria. “We have to make hard choices when we stand up for things we care about.” Obama said, referring to the gas attack perpetrated by the Assad Regime last month outside Damascus. Obama’s discussions with Russian President Putin did reveal that both sides are willing to try and end this crisis politically without air strikes. The leaders at the G-20 meeting were split almost down the middle on the subject of attacking Syria. The UN Security Council is deadlocked on the subject. President Obama has said that the nations around the world need to react even without UN approval.
President Obama has called for a vote in Congress to approve military strikes in Syria, although congressmen and women nationwide have been flooded this week with thousand of phone calls and emails discouraging any US involvement in Syria. A lengthy discussion and vote is expected Monday after Congress returns from recess.
Senator John McCain Thursday was present for a town Hall meeting in Phoenix, Arizona where those in attendance showed anger and frustration at the prospect of starting another war, America’s third war in under a decade. One man held up a bag of marshmallows, comparing the bag to Congress. “They are a bunch of marshmallows,” People were yelling, pointing fingers at the war veteran who has announced his support for American military action in Syria, although McCain is not in favor of putting any boots on the ground.
In an effort to solve the differences between the Russians and America on the subject of Syria, a Russian delegation came to Washington to attempt to meet with lawmakers. An invitation was sent to both House Leader Boehner, and Majority Leader Harry Reid, the invitations were turned down.
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