Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more. Hosted by Larry Mantle

Decisions on Syria: Analysis of President Obama’s speech

by AirTalk®

67870 full
President Obama walks to the podium before addressing the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. Pool/Getty Images

President Obama addressed the nation last night in a speech in which he announced he was suspending a vote from Congress on whether to strike in Syria. Obama said he supports a call from Russia to have the Syrian government hand over their chemical weapons to international powers in an effort to resolve the issue diplomatically.

He also re-emphasized the need for a U.S. response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria saying, “What kind of world will we live in if the United States of America sees a dictator brazenly violate international law with poison gas and we choose to look the other way?"

A panel of experts join Larry to analyze Obama’s speech and the situation in Syria. Do you think the United States should be taking military action in Syria? Why? Why not? What do you think of these new diplomatic efforts? Did Obama’s speech impact your opinion?

Click here for more coverage of President Obama's speech

blog comments powered by Disqus

Enjoy AirTalk®? Try KPCC’s other programs.

What's popular now on KPCC