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US President Barack Obama's top aide has pressed the case for ``targeted, limited consequential action'' to degrade the capabilities of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to carry out chemical weapons attacks as the White House mounted a major push to win support from a divided Congress and skeptical American public for a military strike.
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough asserted on Sunday that a ``common-sense test'' dictates that the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack that Obama says demands a US response. But he said the Obamadministration lacks ``irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence'' that lawmakers who will start voting on military action this week are seeking.
``This is not a court of law. And intelligence does not work that way,'' White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said, part of a five-network public relations blitz Sunday to build support for limited strikes against Assad.
``The common-sense test says he is responsible for this. He should be held to account,'' McDonough said of the Syrian leader who for two years has resisted calls from inside and outside his country to step down
Originally posted by Senduko
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough asserted on Sunday that a ``common-sense test'' dictates that the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack that Obama says demands a US response.
So I have never heard of this test before? Maybe its some kind of hidden formula that they use to determine if your a terrorist or not.
Bottom line is, we are talking about an attack on a sovereign nation, and they come out with these childish terms to support their claim.