Obama opting for diplomacy, puts use of force in Syria on hold

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(KTVI)-The congressional vote on using force in Syria has been put off. President Obama says diplomacy might work. Meanwhile, American warships remain off the coast and Bashar al Assad remains in power. And several hundred people allegedly gassed by his regime remain dead.

Previous Jaco Report: Attack Syria: Should we or shouldn’t we?

The vast majority of the American people and most of the U.S. House of Representatives are opposed to any U.S. involvement in Syria. So why should Americans care? What happens if we hit Syria? If we don't, does that mean that dictators like Assad will be free to use gas on their own people?

On the Jaco Report, Charles Jaco sits down with Dr. Krister Knapp, a professor who coordinates the foreign relations roundtable at Washington University where he teaches courses in foreign policy and history.