The United States has "enemies around the world that need to understand that we're not going to tolerate this type of behavior. We also have allies around the world and allies in the region who also need to know that America will be there and stand up when it's necessary." --House Speaker John Boehner as he emerged from a meeting about Syria at the White House.
"The Syrian regime knows there are 30-40 potential targets for U.S. airstrikes, and they have had ample time to prepare. Half of them, if not more, have been evacuated, moved or camouflaged. This is the natural thing to do." -- Hisham Jaber, a retired Lebanese army general and director of the Middle East Center for Studies and Political Research in Beirut.