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Flake started off asking Kerry about the timing and about asking Congress after the President had already decided. Kerry noted that the U.S. military even sees some benefits in waiting, because they can monitor Syria's moves and adjust the strike's plans accordingly. Flake questioned Dempsey on this point, and he agreed that waiting would not harm the effectiveness of any strike.
Flake then asked Kerry what the President would do if Congress does not vote to approve a strike. Kerry said that in places like North Korea, Iran and Syria, there would be celebrations while others around the world would mourn the setback in the U.S.'s world leadership.
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