Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday reacted to President Barack Obama’s call for Congress to support a military strike to punish Bashar Assad's regime for the use of chemical weapons. “The use of chemical weapons by the Assad dictatorship is inhumane and a violation of international law. However, at this point in time, I need to hear more from the president as to why he believes it is in the best interests of the United States to intervene in Syria's bloody and complicated civil war,” Sanders said.
Navy ships were positioned in Mediterranean Sea and ready to launch cruise missiles when Obama decided to seek approval from Congress before taking military action.
Congress returns on Sept. 9. “I look forward to the Senate debate that will be taking place in the very near future,” Sanders said.