Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Vali Nasr thinks President Obama's decision to go to Congress for approval of military action in Syria shows that the United States is indecisive on the Middle East.
It shows the rest of the world that, "when we get to our red lines, we are going to stop, pause, think and then debate. And then take action and then we are going to qualify our actions for domestic consumption," Nasr argued.
The foreign policy expert believes that the longer the debate in Congress, the worse of an impact it has on America's image across the globe.
"American credibility is on the line," Nasr said. "Everybody’s watching to see whether America is committed to its global leadership position and whether America will make decisive action. So this is not a decision about Syria right now. This is a decision about America."
Watch our entire PRESS Pass with Vali Nasr above to hear more on the crisis in Syria and how he thinks the United States should be aiding the rebels in Syria.
First published September 5 2013, 12:54 PM