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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Nicholas Kristof
As the American public, Congress and the president grappled with the apparent use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, the media failed to provide a coherent understanding of what the United States should do and why.
' if they sat on the fence as our dead piled up?"
"Skeptics are right about the drawbacks of getting involved, including the risk of retaliation. Yet let's acknowledge that the alternative is, in effect, to acquiesce as the slaughter in Syria reaches perhaps the hundreds of thousands or more," he wrote last week.