An international human rights group says evidence "strongly suggest" that Syrian government forces fired rockets with warheads containing a nerve agent into a Damascus suburb in August, killing hundreds of people there.
Battling stiff resistance in Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would do if lawmakers reject his call to back retaliation for a chemical weapons attack last month.
Only 1 in 5 Americans believe that failing to respond to chemical weapons attacks in Syria would embolden other rogue governments, rejecting the heart of a weeks-long White House campaign for U.S. military strikes, an Associated Press poll concluded Monday.
His words aren't backed up by the facts. That's the Obama administration's response to the denials by Syrian President Bashar Assad that his military used chemical weapons in a deadly attack near Damascus last month.
European foreign ministers have endorsed a "clear and strong response" to a chemical weapons attack that they say strongly points to the Syrian government. But the ministers, meeting in Lithuania, are urging the U.S. to delay possible military action until U.N. inspectors report th…