Exclusive preview: Kerry says inaction will only fuel extremism

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a limited action in Syria on Wednesday, bringing the US one step closer to military intervention. But not everyone is persuaded that America should get involved: a recent NBC poll showed 50% of Americans do not believe we should intervene. In an MSNBC exclusive, Secretary of State John Kerry sits down with Chris Hayes to make the case to the American people.

“If we don’t do this, Assad will have a message that he can use these weapons with impunity,” Kerry warned.

“We will have turned our back on the next batch of children, on the next batch of parents.  We will have turned our back on the international norm. We will have lost credibility in the world, and I guarantee you if we turn our backs today, the picture we all saw in the paper today and the media of those people being shot, that will take place more because more extremists will be attracted to this because they will be funded as the only alternative in order to take on Assad.”

Watch All In with Chris Hayes at 8pm ET for the full interview

Exclusive preview: Kerry says inaction will only fuel extremism

Updated