Obama’s Syria Pitch Fails on Strategy, Standards and Science

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, and Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses with the Huffington Post political team President Barack Obama’s speech to the American public on Syria and Senator Rand Paul’s response.  Shank discusses the need for international standards to be upheld, the need for partnership with signatories to the Chemical Weapons Treaty, the need to work with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the legacy of chemical weapons use in war zones, the need for engagement with the League of Arab States and the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, the need for political reconciliation and international systems of justice (like the International Criminal Court) to be engaged, and more. Video courtesy of HuffPostLive.