The war drums are pounding and President Barack Obama is each day closer to taking military action against the Syrian government. There are major questions about why the U.S. would become involved in Syria, and whether or not the claim that the Assad regime used chemical weapons on citizens living in a Damascus suburb are based in fact. Administration officials say that military action against Syria would be done “not to create a regime change,” but some members of Congress aren’t buying it.
“If it’s not an effort to exact regime change then what is it?” asks Republican Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie. “Is it just retaliation? Is it bullying? Is it showing everybody in the world that we have missiles, and we can fire them into your country because we don’t like what we see?”