Breaking the law to enforce the law

Obama’s justification for attacking Syria without a UN resolution is that Assad violated international law.

UN Photo Mark Garten
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sept. 9 in New York speaking on Syria.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 09/11/2013 12:00 am EDT


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