Tulsans Protest American Action In Syria


Sunday, September 8th 2013, 9:46 pm
By: News On 6


Some in Green Country are voicing opposition to military action in Syria.

Sunday afternoon, protestors rallied at 71st Street and Memorial Drive in Tulsa, urging Oklahomans to contact their congressmen.

President Obama has asked for Congressional approval to take military action in the war-torn country - after he says the white house has proof Syria used chemical weapons to kill civilians.

But there's still an issue, according to the protestors.

"There isn't a clear good guy," rally organizer TC Ryan said. "It's unfortunate what the Assad regime is doing, but on the other side, you have Syrian rebels that are openly associated with Al Qaeda."

In his first interview with a U.S. television network in nearly two years, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied using chemical weapons on his own people.

Assad told CBS' Charlie Rose that he blames rebels for last month's deadly attack.

The White House Chief of Staff says Assad is lying.

"Every indication that we have is that he -- and every member of Congress we have spoken to accepts the intelligence -- that they carried out this attack," White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said.

The President will address the nation from the White House on Tuesday.

The Senate on Wednesday will hold the first key vote on whether to authorize or reject a military strike against Syria.

You can hear Al-Assad's entire interview Monday on CBS This Morning.