President Barack Obama's top national security aides will participate today in public and private hearings on Capitol Hill to advance their case for limited strikes against the Syrian regime in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack on Syrian civilians.
And the Senate Foreign Relations Committee could vote today on authorizing U.S. military action, as long as it doesn't exceed 90 days or involve U.S. troops on the ground for combat operations.
Congressman John Shimkus says he’s not sure a military strike against Syria is the best course of action. He said in a press release that his gut tells him a limited strike will only make matters worse. He also questioned the lack of international support for the strike.