President Obama Speaks on Syria

August 31, 2013 | 10:03 | Public Domain

President Obama speaks on the situation in Syria from the White House Rose Garden.

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President Obama's Decision on Syria


Just now, President Obama laid out the case for a targeted military action against Syrian regime targets as a result of their use of chemical weapons that killed over one thousand people--including hundreds of children. The President also made clear that this would not be an open-ended intervention, and there will be no American troops on the ground.

While the President was clear on the need for action, he announced he would seek Congressional authorization for the use of force.

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