Kerry just finished the above speech on why we should attack Syria. It needed to make two points 1) that the regime did it and 2) why we should respond, if so. It was the speech that never ends, as it was long on emotion and light on real answers to the two points. Lots of talk of the dead, far less talk of evidence or rationale.

It of course starts off badly, with a lie in the very first sentence, about Obama consulting with Congress.

Via WaPo:

KERRY: President Obama has spent many days now consulting with Congress and talking with leaders around the world about the situation in Syria.

And last night the president asked all of us on his national security team to consult with the leaders of Congress, as well, including the leadership of the congressional national security committees. And he asked us to consult about what we know regarding the horrific chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs last week.

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