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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Miguel E. Rodriguez
The White House said Thursday that military forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad probably used chemical weapons on a "small scale," reigniting the debate over what role the U.S. should play in trying to topple the regime.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein reacted to White House confirmation that forces loyal to Syria President Bashar Assad have used chemical weapons on their own people by urging the United Nations Security Council to take "strong and meaningful action" to end the crisis in Syria.
Mr. Rodriguez said the assessment that chemical weapons may have been used was "based in part on physiological samples."
"Our intelligence community does assess with varying degrees of confidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria, specifically the chemical agent sarin," Miguel E. Rodriguez, director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, said in the letter.