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Let's say a moment to review the timeline on the Syria crisis in the administration's own worse from the president's red line.
To right now.
We have been very clear to the outside -- but also to.
On the ground.
A red line for us it is we start saying.
A whole bunch chemical weapons moving around for being -- us that would change my calculus what I said.
To use chemical weapons would be -- game changer.
That wasn't unique to that wasn't -- position unique to the United States.
And it should have been a surprise.
Some have tried to suggest that the debate we're having today.
Is about president Obama's.
Red -- this debate is about the world's red line.
It's about humanity's red line by considerable -- The world -- -- -- My friends it matters here if nothing is done.
It matters if the -- speaks out in condemnation.
And then nothing happens -- our capacity to execute this mission is not time sensitive.
You'll be effective tomorrow.
Or next week or one month from now.
And I'm prepared to give that order.
The president believes that the United States of America.
For a decision like this is stronger error when you have the time.
To be able to have the support of the United States congress and obviously this for the American people through them if we don't confront this now I promise people of France in Europe than Americans.
We're going to see this issue.
There was no expectation that this would be the congress would.
He finished with -- its deliberations over the next.
-- -- -- Or action would be designed.
To be limited in duration.
And scope the west side feels in terms of our response will not be at pin -- -- will know when it happened limited military action will not be designed to solve the entire -- problem.
That is exactly what we're talking about doing unbelievably small limited kind of effort the united states military doesn't do pin pricks.
Even a limited strike we'll send a message to a son that no other nation can deliver.
We'll keep the pressure on a Syrian regime that has murdered at some people.
And support opposition leaders that respect the rights of every series I personally called the foreign minister of Syria and I said -- and -- as you say.
-- nation has nothing to hide.
Then left the United Nations in immediately.
For four days.
They -- the neighborhood.
In order to destroy evidence.
He can turn over every single bit of this chemical weapons to the international community in the next week.
-- don't fall.
And allow this full and total accounting before that.
But he isn't about to do it and it can't be done obviously.
President Obama has consistently demonstrated.
His commitment to multilateral diplomacy.
He would much prefer the backing.
Of the united nations Security Council.
To uphold the international ban against the use of chemical weapons but let's be realistic.
It's just not going to happen now.
We would not be at this point without a credible threat of a military strike but I welcome the possibility the development.
And John Kerry will be talking to his Russian counterparts.
I think we should explore and exhaust.
Diplomatic resolution of us.
Several hundred of them were children.
Young girls and boys guessed to death.
By their own government.
For this attack.
There's an assault on human dignity.
It also presents a serious danger to our national security the notion that -- -- could.
Cuts are never going through the United States is just not the case when dictators commit atrocities.
They depend upon the world to look the other way until those horrifying pictures paid for memory.
But these things happens.
To -- cannot be denied.
The question now is what the United States of America and the international community is prepared to do about.
We will follow every development going forward here on Fox News Channel.
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