Obama lobbies dubious lawmakers and a war-weary public on Syria, readying Tuesday night speech

  • Article by: DAVID ESPO , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 9, 2013 - 9:05 PM

WASHINGTON — Battling stiff resistance in Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would do if lawmakers reject his call to back retaliation for a chemical weapons attack last month.

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