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Senate to Set 90-Day Limit, Bar Ground Troops
Panel votes on Syria resolution tomorrow
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 3, 2013 8:31 PM CDT
Secretary of State John Kerry, left, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, testifies on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – Ninety days max and no ground troops: The Senate resolution authorizing President Obama to use military force against Syria will require those two conditions. The AP obtained a copy of the draft resolution that the Foreign Relations Committee will vote on tomorrow. It sets a time limit of 60 days and says the president could extend that for 30 days more unless Congress has a vote of disapproval. Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, chairman of the committee, and Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican, agreed on the measure tonight. (John McCain got caught goofing off during today's hearing.)

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YouAreSOSmart
Sep 5, 2013 1:22 AM CDT
We need to give these butchers a lesson in how to properly kill people!
KDickley
Sep 5, 2013 12:57 AM CDT
You can believe everything our government says, just ask an American Indian. If we attack Syria, you can bet the fanatic muslim assholes will make us look bad for killing their babies that would have grown up to be terrorists.
vlad
Sep 4, 2013 10:56 AM CDT
90 days ,no more ,and no troops on the ground ! ......yeah right !