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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 07:23 AM
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11. Ok, I googled this...
It seems this is an old thing that has been revived (yes, it's newsmax, but it gives you the rundown):

In 2002, well before the war in Iraq focused attention on Syrias terrorist connections, Saddam sympathies, and military aid to the enemy, elements in the U.S. Congress were ready to unload sanctions on the Arab country. Now that stalled effort is back on track with new momentum spawned by a White House that is calling the Hezbollah- harboring country a rogue nation.

Last year, Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Penn., introduced the Syria Accountability Act -- only to see it languish as the Bush administration reportedly worked behind the scenes to quash it as a distraction from Iraq and as inappropriate considering Syrias ostensible cooperation with the U.S. in ferreting out al-Qaida.

But Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., reintroduced the Syria Accountability Act in the House a week ago, remarking, "I just think it is really time to get tough with Syria."
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