White House makes case for strikes on Syria to skeptical Congress
President Barack Obama, backed by Vice President Joe Biden, announces from the White House Rose Garden on Saturday that he is seeking congressional authorization for a limited strike against the Syrian government for its alleged use of chemical weapons.
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration pressed Congress on Sunday for an expansive green light to attack Syria but faced Capitol Hill skepticism from both the right and left.
Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on five television networks Sunday to make the case for military action against the Syrian government for what he said was the use of sarin gas on civilians.
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Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 am.