‘A Potentially Positive Development’

President Obama on Monday called a proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control “a potentially positive development.” The president’s guarded remarks came as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid postponed Senate consideration of  a resolution supporting military strikes by the United States against Syria.  Sen. Bernie Sanders welcomed the developments. “At a time when the vast majority of the American people and many members of Congress are extremely skeptical about the wisdom of U.S. military intervention in Syria’s bloody and complicated civil war, I appreciate that the majority leader delayed a vote and that President Obama is prepared to work with Russia to have Syria turn over control of its chemical weapons to international monitors. Most Americans would support an effort that could remove chemical weapons from Syria without American military involvement in another Middle East war. I urge the president and Russia to work vigorously to achieve that goal.”