White House lauds Senate panel for okaying use of force in Syria

The White House on Wednesdaypraised the Senate Foreign Relations panel for quickly approvingthe use of military force in Syria as the president builds acase for a military response to the Syrian government's allegedgassing of its citizens.

"We commend the Senate for moving swiftly and for workingacross party lines on behalf of our national security," WhiteHouse press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.

The vote by the panel clears the way for a vote on theresolution in the full Senate, likely next week.
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