A U.S. official tells CNN that the U.S. is prepared to strike Syria "within hours".
That is if the president orders military action. The Obama administration laid out its case for retaliation, because they believe the Syrian government did in fact use chemical weapons against its own people.
Missile strikes on Syria likely response to chemical attack
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the attack "inexcusable" and "undeniable," and said there was "a clear reason that the world has banned entirely chemical weapons."
"Anyone who could claim that an attack of this staggering scale could be contrived or fabricated needs to check their conscience and their own moral compass. What is before us today is real, and it is compelling," Kerry said.
A senior administration official tells CNN that President Obama will be presented with final options regarding actions against Syria in the next few days.
OutFront: Republican Congressman Peter King. He sits on both the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Intelligence Committee.
Well, if Mr King wants the US to take action on Syria, have HIM go.
Notify me of new comments via email.
Erin Burnett OutFront airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET. Designed to showcase Erin's unique style--casual, smart, and confident--OutFront stays ahead of the headlines, delivering a show that's in-depth and informative.
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.
Join 472 other followers