(LA Times) John Kerry says that the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria 'moral obscenity'

Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday condemned Syria’s reported chemical weapons attacks as a “moral obscenity” and declared that the Obama administration intends to move quickly to hold the Syrian government accountable.

Citing “undeniable” evidence that the government of President Bashar Assad used nerve gas against its population last week, Kerry said that the world must respond to the use of weapons that have long been outlawed by international agreement.

President Obama “believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world’s most heinous weapons against the world’s most vulnerable people,” Kerry said in a brief appearance at the State Department.

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4 comments on “(LA Times) John Kerry says that the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria 'moral obscenity'

  1. Br. Michael says:

    So where did Syria get chemical weapons? Iraq? If so Bush is owed an apology. And Obama better get a declaration of war from Congress before he launches an unprovoked war of aggression against Syria.

  2. paradoxymoron says:

    Boy, you know the Democrats arsenal is empty when they start screeching about morality.

  3. Sarah1 says:

    It is a moral obscenity, to be sure, as there are so many many moral obscenities perpetrated all over the world in country after country after country.

    Here’s hoping we don’t choose *this* moral obscenity as an excuse to go to war with Syria.

  4. Publius says:

    The President has backed himself into a corner. He gratuitously proclaimed that Assad’s use of chemical weapons is a “red line”.

    Assad has tested the red line several times already, with relatively small uses of chemicals. America did nothing. Logically, Assad snses weakness, and hesitation.

    Now Assad has used chemicals in a much larger way, and while the UN inspection team were in the country. This is a major provocation.

    Our Secretary of State now goes out and announces that there is no doubt Assad caused the attack. We will hold Assad accountable, he says.

    We are now positioned such that, if the Unoted States does not strike, we will have no credibility at all. Amateur hour.