Hillary Clinton broke her days-long silence and endorsed President Obama's call for a punitive military strike against Syria on Tuesday.
“Secretary Clinton supports the President's effort to enlist the Congress in pursuing a strong and targeted response to the Assad regime's horrific use of chemical weapons,” a Clinton aide said in a statement.
Clinton's support for the Syria strikes are in keeping with her long-held view that the United States should play a greater role in the two-and-a-half-year conflict. She endorsed efforts to arm vetted rebel groups when she was secretary of State last summer.
Clinton has been burned by bad intelligence in the past, voting when a senator in favor of George W. Bush's use of force resolution on Iraq in 2002. That vote haunted her during the 2008 presidential primary and was a key factor in Obama's victory.