Is the Syrian Crisis about More than Chemical Weapons?

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In Sweden today, President Obama shifted responsibility for punishing Syria -- "I didn't set a 'red line,' the world set a red line" – and said the credibility of Congress is on the line. As the debate continues in Washington, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has delayed debate on a bipartisan resolution to authorize force against Syria. On the House side, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the Chair of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey testified alongside Secretary of State John Kerry. One major player on Capitol Hill is AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. What's Israel itself doing behind the scenes? We hear how countries, including Saudi Arabia, are using the Syrian crisis to advance their own agendas as the Middle East gets more complicated than ever.

Credits

Guests:
Gail Russell Chaddock - Christian Science Monitor - @RussellChaddock, MJ Rosenberg - Huffington Post - @MJayRosenberg, Toby Jones - Rutgers University, Madawi Al-Rasheed - London School of Economics and Political Science - @MadawiDr

Host:
Warren Olney