Kerry says #Syria strike would be "unbelievably small" - that is unbelievably unhelpful— John McCainJohn McCainGun-control supporters plan next steps versus NRA Report: Prominent neoconservative to fundraise for Clinton McConnell quashes Senate effort on guns MORE (@SenJohnMcCain) September 9, 2013
Speaking at a press conference in London on Monday, Kerry said a military strike on Syria would be “unbelievably small.”
“We will be able to hold Bashar al-Assad accountable without engaging in troops on the ground or any other prolonged kind of effort in a very limited, very targeted, short-term effort that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapons without assuming responsibility for Syria's civil war,” Kerry said. “That is exactly what we are talking about doing – unbelievably small, limited kind of effort.”
McCain, the most prominent advocate in Congress for a military response to Assad, has threatened to pull his support for a U.S. strike in Syria if it isn’t extensive enough.