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With the president now seeking congressional approval for punitive attacks on Assad, lawmakers can no longer posture—they must now cast a vote.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes addresses where he stands on airstrikes in Syria, explaining why he thinks military action would be destructive and ineffectual, and outlining a range of “concrete things we can do that don't involve missiles.”

—Jake Scobey-Thal  

Take Action: Demand Your Reps Vote No on Military Intervention in Syria