President Obama has a lot at stake, after drawing a Red-Line for the Syrian regime, which they have crossed now, at least twice. On Sunday Americans will see more of Secretary of State John Kerry on-air discussing developments about Syria. Five Sunday shows — Fox News Sunday, ABC News’ This Week, NBC News’ Meet the Press, CNN’s State of the Union, and CBS News’ Face the Nation — have added the Secretary of State to their lineup for the day. Kerry’s scheduled appearances follow Saturday’s remarks by President Obama that he will seek Congressional authorization for a limited strike on Syria after alleged chemical weapons use by the Bashar al-Assad administration.
“Now, after careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets,” Obama stated in a ten-minute statement Saturday. “This would not be an open-ended intervention.”
On Friday, Kerry laid out the case for potential action against Syria in a State Department address. “The primary question is really no longer: What do we know? The question is: What are we – we collectively – what are we in the world going to do about it?” he stated.
A vast majority of Americans are war-weary, and are reluctant for the U.S. to join another military encounter.