The politics of military intervention in Syria

The politics of military intervention in Syria
The politics of military intervention in Syria

The politics of military intervention in Syria

On Saturday, President Obama announced that he would seek approval from Congress about whether carry out a military strike on Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons. While some lawmakers support a strike, others remain skeptical, and some say that the language in the proposed bill is too broad. John Mearsheimer co-directs the University of Chicago's Program on International Security Policy and is the university's R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor. He joins us to talk about the possibility of U.S. intervention in Syria and the impact it could have on the region. (Photo: AP Images).