As civil war continues to rage in Syria, the Obama administration is trying to confirm its belief that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against its own people.
President Obama has repeatedly said that would be a game changer.
“That would be an escalation in our view of the threat to the security of the international community, our allies and the United States and that means that there are some options that we might not otherwise exercise that we would strongly consider," said President Obama.
Some Republicans believe there is enough evidence for the U.S. to act more aggressively in Syria, either by arming the rebels or establishing a no-fly zone.
Senator John McCain spoke about a recent visit with Syrian refugees on NBC’s Meet the Press.
“This woman who was a school teacher said: 'Senator McCain, you see these children here? They are going to take revenge on those people who refuse to help them.' They are angry and bitter and that legacy could last for a long time too unless we assist them," said McCain.
But even McCain opposes the deployment of U.S. ground troops, and analysts like Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution agree.
“I think the administration will be obliged to do something, or at least that is should feel obliged to do something," said O’Hanlon. "But that does not mean that we should put 75,000 Americans on the ground in Syria because of one small, limited chemical weapons use.”
1.deploy vt. 配置；展开；使疏开
The president said he had no intention of deploying ground troops.
2.game changer 游戏规则颠覆者
Ken Rhinefrank believes CPT's design will be a game changer.
3.take revenge on 对…实施报复
The criminal wanted to take revenge on his captors.
4.be obliged to 不得不；有义务；感谢；被迫做
If the theme were hackneyed, I should be obliged to deal gently with the reader.