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Former Indiana Senator and Senate Foreign Relations Committee head Richard Lugar is weighing in on whether the U.S. should take military action against Syria.

This follows what Secretary of State John Kerry calls strong evidence that dictator Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own people.  Lugar says Syria‘s use of chemical weapons not only crossed President Obama‘s “red line,” but also violated international law.

Meantime, former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton agrees.

Hamilton says the U.S. must send a clear message to Assad and adds that a limited strike is the best of all options.  Hamilton cautions that Syria is worse than both Afghanistan and Iraq.  He says the U.S. needs to make sure that Assad doesn‘t have the ability to use chemical weapons again.