Senate Democrats To Propose Alternative To Syrian Military Action

Do we have alternatives to military intervention? Before we invade Syria, let's see if they'll sign the International Chemical Weapons Convention first.

Before we invade Syria, let’s see if they’ll sign the International Chemical Weapons Convention first. Photo from english.al-akhbar.com.

Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.VA) and Heidi Heitzkamp (D-N.D.) began circulating a Senate Draft Resolution which may provide a legitimate alternative to US military intervention in Syria. The resolution would give Syria 45 days to sign the International Chemical Weapons Convention, a global treaty that bans the use and production of chemical weapons.