WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued this statement following the President's speech tonight on the situation with Syria:
“Tonight, I believe the President outlined a responsible path to a credible diplomatic solution. I will work with my Senate colleagues to craft a bipartisan resolution that includes tight deadlines and which allows unannounced, even intrusive, inspections by international observers.
Let’s not forget what brought us to this point: the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against their own people. This was an atrocity that has been banned by international agreement for almost a century, and this conduct deserves strong international condemnation.”