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Mr. McCain said it is clear that President Obama’s “red line” on the use of chemical weapons inside Syria has been crossed.

“If the United States now signals that it is unwilling or unable to meet its own stated commitments and enforce its own declared red lines, that message will be heard loud and clear, far beyond the Middle East,” he said. “It will demoralize our friends, embolden our enemies, and make our world a far more dangerous place for us.”