Syria resolution sets deadline, bars ground forces

From right to left, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the ranking member, Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., listen to testimony from Secretary of State John Kerry, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at a hearing on President Barack Obama's request for congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria, a response to last month's alleged sarin gas attack in the Syrian civil war, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

From right to left, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the ranking member, Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., listen to testimony from Secretary of State John Kerry, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at a hearing on President Barack Obama's request for congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria, a response to last month's alleged sarin gas attack in the Syrian civil war, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

— The Senate resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria would bar American ground troops for combat operations and set a deadline for any action.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the draft resolution that the Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Wednesday.

The measure would set a time limit of 60 days and says the president could extend that for 30 days more unless Congress has a vote of disapproval.

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, chairman of the committee, and Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican, agreed on the measure late Tuesday.

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Konfuzius writes:

ANOTHER WAR CAN BE A MUCH BIGGER HIT TO THE Amerika ECONNOMY THAN WE HAVE THE LAST 6 YEARS:

LET IT BE! BUILD A WALL ARAOUND MIDEAST EXCEPT ISRAEL BUT PLUS IRAN AND LET THEM KILL THEMSELVES!

26yearsonmarco writes:

I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS!!!!!!

I AGREE WITH KONFUZIUS!!!!!!!

NOW READ THIS:

http://globalfaithinstitute.org/bengh...

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