August 31, 2013


Why Obama Decided to Ask Congress

"A stroll around the White House grounds with his top adviser on Friday evening changed President Obama's mind about getting Congress to sign off on a military strike in Syria," senior White House officials told NBC News.

"Obama had been leaning toward attacking Syria without a congressional vote for the past week... But a growing number of Congressional members were beginning to question the administration's strategy by the end of the week. And an NBC News poll released Friday morning showed that nearly 80% of Americans agreed that the president should seek approval in advance of taking military action... Officials said Obama also was influenced by Thursday's lively debate in the House of Commons."










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