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Obama won't say what he'll do if Congress votes no

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 06:12 a.m. HST, Sep 06, 2013



ST. PETERSBURG, Russia » President Barack Obama isn't saying what he would do if Congress doesn't authorize his request for a military strike against Syria.

Obama says he doesn't want to "jump the gun" and speculate about what he would do in that scenario while he and top advisers are busy working to get as much support as possible out of Congress.

Obama, however, has said he believes he has the authority to take limited military action in Syria with or without the approval of lawmakers.

Obama spoke today at a news conference at the close of an international economic summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.







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allie wrote:
Obama is done as president in any case. He has badly mishandled foreign affairs not to mention domestic affairs. He seems like a pretend president...a front for others who are pulling the strings behind the curtain.
on September 6,2013 | 06:25AM
krusha wrote:
Heavy is the head that wears the crown... I don't think anybody wants to be in the situation that Obama is right now trapped between a rock and a hard place when it comes to making this important decision. Obama was anti-war when he first campaigned for President, and now he is advocating it. Once you see the big picture from the top, then your prospective will change pretty much 180 degrees when reality hits you.
on September 6,2013 | 06:45AM
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