Smallest victims punctuate US debate on Syria strike
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - In the video, a child's arm violently twitches, an image that left the US Senate Democratic leader struggling to comprehend a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria that left an estimated 426 children dead.
"Pictures taken following the dropping of those horrible weapons, I will never get that out of my mind," Senator Harry Reid said on Monday after viewing a 13-minute video of Syrian victims.
"Little baby boys and girls dressed in little colourful play clothes. Boys and girls, some who looked like teenagers, retching in spasm," he said.
"These poisons kill the kids first. Their little bodies can't take this as well as older folks."