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HOUSTON, TX – Vice President Joe Biden was back in Houston to deliver the key-note speech to the American Legion national convention.

What probably started out as a way to thank war veterans for their service to the nation became another opportunity to lay out the administration’s case for some kind of international answer to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

“No one doubts that innocent man, women, and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria,’ he said. ‘The president believes, and I believe, that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women, and children, should and must be held accountable.”

Even before Biden arrived in Houston, UN inspectors decided to hold off on any more searches for evidence of chemical weapons use.

Yesterday, a sniper disabled one of their vehicles.

It may be another week before they resume their inspection. But who knows what will happen by then.