Obama concedes stiff challenges in winning support for Syria attack, plans big speech Tuesday

  • by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 6, 2013 - 10:32 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Beset by divisions at home and abroad, President Barack Obama candidly acknowledged deep challenges Friday in pursuing support for a military strike against Syria from international allies and the U.S. Congress. He refused to say whether he might act on his own, a step that could have major implications for the U.S. as well as for the remainder of his presidency.

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