America’s proposed military action in Syria is most certainly what one could classify as “hotly contested” at this point. The issue at hand is whether Congress will vote to authorize President Obama’s request for a “punitive” strike against the Assad regime. The strike, argues Obama, should come after the August 21st, 2013 attack outside Damascus where chemical weapons were used to kill over 1400 Syrians.
In the wake of a decade of war, Americans seem to be understandably wary of another military engagement in the Middle East. The Senate earlier this week passed their resolution, but in the House things are much, much different. Both Democrats and Republicans alike are forming strange bedfellows indeed as they either oppose or support the strike in Syria. On All In, hosted by Chris Hayes on MSNBC, Congressman Alan Grayson said:
Most people understand, this is simply not our problem.
Grayson went on to explain that the calls he and fellow House members have been getting have been, “running 100 to 1 against intervention.”
Watch the full All In segment below: