Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), head of the Democratic National Committee, said on Monday that the US would receive support for a Syria strike from “dozens” of countries should Congress greenlight action against the Assad regime. “I mean we have, from the briefings that I’ve received, there are dozens of countries who are going to stand with the United States, who will engage with us on military action and also that back us up,” she said. She added she was not at “liberty to say” which countries would help, because that was classified.
Wasserman Schultz says that failure to strike Syria would be “catastrophic for our credibility,” echoing the precise language of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in the aftermath of his meeting with President Obama.
Wasserman Schultz continued, “And we’ll make sure that not only that we can protect our allies in the region from the strengthening of Assad’s hands, if we don’t respond, like Israel and Jordan and Turkey, but also that we stand against moral obscenities, as Secretary Kerry rightly labeled this chemical weapons attack, and make sure that it’s understood that you will receive a severe and certain response from the United States and our allies when you violate international norms, like Assad has.”
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).