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The White House's case for a military strike on Syria enters Round II Wednesday. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the Hill, this time to be grilled by the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Republican Congressman Michael Burgess has said the case on Syria is thin. Burgess heard the arguments presented before the Senate Tuesday, and the Senate drafted a new resolution later that day limiting authorization for action in Syria.
"I'm still a likely no vote," said Burgess, who said a strike against Syria should perhaps follow the same approach the U.S. took in Iraq.
When discussing the possibility of boots on the ground in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry stumbled at Tuesday's Senate hearing. He twisted himself into a pretzel with hypothetical situations, ultimately saying, "I know the administration has zero intention to put troops on the ground."
But Kerry cannot, and should not even try to promise no boots on the ground, said former CIA director Michael Hayden, now a principal with the Chertoff Group, a risk management firm.
"I can imagine circumstances within a minute or two where you might have to do that. What if we use manned aircraft, penetrate Syria airspace, aircraft goes down, we have to send search-and-rescue after that crew. You put people on the ground," said Hayden.