Every day as we count down to Crossfire's September 9th return to CNN, we're looking back at "classic" moments from the program's history.
Updated 9/5/13 12:00 p.m. ET
(CNN) – While sharply criticizing President Barack Obama as an ineffective leader on Syria, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld conceded that faulty intelligence in the lead up to the Iraq War is influencing the current debate over intervening there.
"That experience unquestionably has affected some people's judgment and attitude and impressions," Rumsfeld, who led the U.S. invasion of Iraq, said on CNN's "New Day."
(CNN) – It's supposed to be a summit about the global economy, but the debate over possible military strikes for Syria's apparent use of chemical weapons will likely overshadow the G-20 conference this week.
The meeting in Russia will pit two leaders with polar opposite views on Syria - U.S. President Barack Obama, who wants to launch limited military strikes against the Syrian regime, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country stands by its longtime ally in the Middle East.
Washington (CNN) - What a difference a decade makes.
When George W. Bush and Dick Cheney led the United States to war in Iraq over the issue of chemical weapons 11 years ago, they had the support of all but six of the majority Republicans in the House of Representatives.
(CNN) - While former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania called for military intervention in Syria a year and a half ago, he's now urging members of Congress to vote against giving the president authorization to launch limited strikes in the country.
According to a Santorum source, the Republican will release a statement later Thursday morning arguing "there are no good outcomes here" and faulting the president for drawing a "reckless" line in the sand.