Kerry Confirms Sarin; Assad 'Joins List of Hitler, Saddam'
Says 'case is building'
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2013 8:39 AM CDT
Updated Sep 1, 2013 9:20 AM CDT
President Obama meets with his national security staff to discuss the situation in Syria, in the Situation Room of the White House, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.   (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

(Newser) – The Syrian regime used sarin gas on its own people, John Kerry confirmed today, saying that blood and hair samples from first responders in Damascus had tested positive for the chemical agent and that the evidence had come to the United States independently, and not via the UN. "Bashar al-Assad now joins the list of Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein who have used these weapons in time of war," said Kerry.

In making the case for action, the secretary of State said "the case is building," and that the White House doesn't "contemplate that Congress is going to vote no. We believe this case is powerful and continues to grow by the day." The comments come as Kerry hits all five Sunday talk shows today, Politico notes.

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t1grant
Sep 2, 2013 11:46 PM CDT
Everyone, here is a site to get your Senators and Congressman by districts information to write and voice your opposition to everything that is and has been going on!!! Time to flood them with e-mails and let the public servants do our bidding! http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members
Bartmaeus
Sep 2, 2013 2:06 PM CDT
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul had some choice words for US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday, throwing his own words back at him to make the point that military action in Syria would have dire consequences for the US. “He’s famous for saying ‘how can you ask a man to be the last one to die for a mistake?’ I would ask John Kerry how can you ask a man to be the first one to die for a mistake?” Paul said during a powerful appearance on NBC’s Meet The Press.
Shootskas
Sep 2, 2013 11:42 AM CDT
Add John Heinz Kerry to the list of war criminals awaiting prosecution.