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

  • Article 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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avejoeconSep. 6, 13 7:41 AM

Very few people in this country want anything to do with Syria and no one in other countries want us to do anything with Syria. So, what will Obama do, attack Syria. Why? Because Syria attacked Syria, so we must attack Syria. THis is a lose/lose proposition. Stay out of there!

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jcinbpSep. 6, 1310:51 AM

No matter how powerful the evidence against Syria,We're broke! If the International community wants to take action against they're welcomed to do so. We've spent too many American lives and too many trillions of dollars in too many wars "protecting freedom" in too many parts of the world.

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bblheadSep. 6, 1311:14 AM

Sadly, this man was elected to do the will of the people. I have yet to find any poll or survey that indicates any real support for this action. The POTUS has failed to listen to the people he works for. Current info suggests 212 against the action in Congress. That is an untenable position no matter who you are.

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tmauelSep. 6, 1311:32 AM

CBS and the New York Times reported the true character of the Syrian rebels yesterday by broadcasting the execution of Syrian government troops which violates the Geneva convention. Egyptian intelligence released information to a number of sources yesterday that details how Turkey/Qatar/Syrian rebels designed a false flag operation with the aim of creating a pretext for a Western bombing campaign against the Syrian government. And calls to congress are running 100 to 1 against the madness of another contrived U.S. war in the Middle East.

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stevee952Sep. 6, 1311:33 AM

Aside from the laughable military reasoning he tries to sell, his entire intention is to distract attention from his own failures and scandals within his administration. The lib media lapdogs would be frothing at the mouth and demanding impeachment if the current president had an (R) next to his name.

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Truckman182Sep. 6, 1311:52 AM

No interest in the US getting involved in this mess. Not one US Soldier's life should be lost for this Syrian issue.

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guled612Sep. 6, 1311:54 AM

senator john McCain he is the behind all of this. not Obama.McCain his the one lobbying calling all the law makers to start war. The younger American should stand up and say Enough is Enough,McCain his old he has nothing to lose, he just ruing future generation.

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nortcydSep. 6, 1311:56 AM

Do we know the enemy? If we can't afford something as simple as White House Tours, is it in our best interest to spend a conservative estimate of $40 million a week for each of the 3 navy fleets and $1.5 million per tomahawk missile on said enemy? What is the goal? How do we secure chemical weapons without stepping on the ground? What is the plan after 60 days if we create further turmoil by setting off the mythical Middle East time bomb? Are there Syrian children and civilians that we deem are worthy causalities? What are the chances of our arming of Al Qaida that result in them being used against our soldiers, again who is the enemy? What threat are these two regimes currently to U.S. citizens on U.S. soil here in the states? Do they plan to use these weapons against domestic targets? Do we even know what the Syrian people want with this civil war? A few questions for Republicans and Democrats alike.

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bannedmuggsSep. 6, 1312:01 PM

senator john McCain he is the behind all of this. not Obama.McCain his the one lobbying calling all the law makers to start war. The younger American should stand up and say Enough is Enough,McCain his old he has nothing to lose, he just ruing future generation. ============================ Hilarious - blame it on someone. Who was the one who drew the famous red line? McCain has said if we're going to do this, let's do it right. He's basically a democrat anyway. But to blame this mess on anyone but the Great One is nuts.

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bigtmnSep. 6, 1312:23 PM

Barack Obama may consider this HIS presidency, but he was elected to serve the people, and the people don't want anything to do with this.

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