Report: Hillary Supports Attack on Syria

Tuesday, 03 Sep 2013 09:06 PM

By Todd Beamon

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton supports President Barack Obama’s call for limited military strikes against Syria, an aide said on Tuesday.

"Secretary Clinton supports the president's effort to enlist the Congress in pursuing a strong and targeted response to the Assad regime's horrific use of chemical weapons," a Clinton aide told Politico.

Next week, Clinton is expected to give a speech on the National Security Agency, but Politico reports that might change.

Clinton, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, and former CIA Director David Petraeus had once proposed arming some of the Syrian rebels, but the White House nixed the plan, according to The New York Times.

The White House feared the plan could lead to arming the wrong people, while dragging the United States into another Mideast conflict.

Before leaving office earlier this year, Clinton had expressed "lasting regret" about the violence in Syria and the lack of clear options for the global community to help stop the crisis, Politico reports.

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