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Obama Attempts to Convince Public and Congress on Syria Strike

Today, President Obama will begin a personal campaign to convince congressional leaders and the general public that a strike on Syria is imparative. After conducting talk show interviews throughout the afternoon, tomorrow night, the president will appear in a televised, primetime address, outlying why he believes the U.S. should take military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Many security experts believe that the Syrian leader recently used chemical weapons on his own people, killing hundreds (including children), in a civil war that has left hundreds of thousands dead, and created millions of refugees.

As Congress returns from their summer recess, the White House will present evidence and intelligence findings in an effort to prove that Assad was behind the chemical attack and that he still maintains stockpiles of illegal, chemical weapons. Despite the war crimes allegations, the President will face an uphill battle getting congressional approval for a military strike. According to a recent AP survey, House members opposing U.S. intervention in Syria outnumber advocates by a 6-1 margin …

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