WASHINGTON (AP) - The leader of the House Democrats
says the public needs to hear more of the intelligence that led the
Obama administration to conclude that Syrian President Bashar Assad
killed hundreds of his people using chemical weapons.
Nancy Pelosi says Assad's action is, in her words,
'behavior outside the circle of civilized human behavior and we must
The California Democrat spoke after congressional
leaders met at the White House with President Barack Obama on Tuesday.
Obama has asked Congress to vote on authorizing punitive military
strikes against the Syrian government in response to its alleged
chemical weapons use.
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