"As a Jew,"
Wasserman Schultz Invokes Holocaust In Making Case For
By Marc A Caputo
02, 2013 "Information
Clearing House - "Miami
Rep. and Democratic National Committee leader Debbie
Wasserman Schultz today issued a statement that called on
Congress to approve President Obama's call for war.
Tonight, she kicked it up a notch in an interview on CNN
with Wolf Blitzer, where she invoked the Holocaust.
Wasserman Schultz noted that her Weston-to-Miami Beach
District has one of the largest Holocaust-survivor
populations in the nation.
Jew," she said, "the concept of 'never again' has to mean
something." She also noted the "searing images" of children
killed in what appears to have been a chemical-weapons
Indeed. But the concept of Bashar al-Assad as Hitler is
something the Obama Administration and his supporters have
to prove to a majority of the members of Congress.
they haven't done it yet.
Instead, backers for war in Syria simply say that classified
U.S. intelligence stringly indicates Assad used chemical
weapons. So what's the evidence?
WASHINGTON - Following a
classified briefing on Sunday for Members of Congress on the
actions of the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, U.S. Rep.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following
receiving this classified briefing and being briefed by the
White House National Security staff late last week, there is no
doubt that the Assad regime is using chemical weapons against
its own people, including innocent children. As a leader in the
world community, the United States cannot be silent and turn our
back on such atrocities. I agree with Secretary Kerry’s
statement that the campaign launched by the Assad regime against
its own people is a moral obscenity that cannot go unanswered.
the Assad regime is willing to use these weapons on innocent
civilians and children in his own country, we must consider that
no neighboring country is safe, including Israel, Jordan and
Turkey, all of which are strong and important allies of the
United States in the region.
my firm opinion that the use of limited military force is not
only warranted, but necessary to send a resolute message to
Bashar al-Assad that these types of atrocities cannot, and will
not be tolerated by the United States.
know that many in this country are weary of war, but each
military conflict is unique. Iraq was not Bosnia, and Libya was
not Afghanistan. The evidence is clear to me that Syria violated
a 100-year-old international norm against use of chemical
weapons as a legitimate weapon of war. Accountability for this
horrific violation should be certain and severe.
use of military force must be weighed carefully, and be held as
a last resort. President Obama was right to seek Congressional
approval of his proposal to hold Assad accountable. We will
benefit from hearing one another’s insights as representatives
of the American people. As Congress prepares to debate and vote
on whether the Syrian regime’s heinous actions should be met
with a limited use of American military force, I will voice my
support and cast my “aye” vote reflecting my conscience and my
belief as a mother, that at the very least, we must stand up to
a tyrant murdering his nation’s children.”
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