Here are two excellent articles on this story. Both are MUST READS, in my view.
The second is a lead article from the Economist entitled Syria: A step too far.
Personally, I think that this is a difficult judgement call for President Obama but agree with the Economist that if there is independent confirmation of widespread use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, then there is a compelling case for international intervention, especially given Obama’s “red line” speech; the scope, substance and form of any intervention needs the support of the international community.
Let me turn this to an open question:
If there is independent confirmation of widespread deployment of chemical weapons in Syria by the Assad regime, how should President Obama and the international community respond?