Kerry on Syria: ‘We have to increase the ability of the opposition–strike that’


Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.) argued the United States should strengthen the Syrian opposition—then corrected himself—at Thursday’s confirmation hearing.

“We have to increase, I think, the ability of the opposition–strike that,” Kerry said. “We have to increase the readiness of President Assad to see that the die is cast, the handwriting’s on the wall, to be willing to make a judgment here that will save lives and hold the state together in a transition.”