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US politicians skeptical as Obama administration puts case for Syria strike

  • The Obama administration has commenced the task of convincing skeptical members of Congress that they should authorize military action against Syria, as John Kerry, secretary of state, said that the US has evidence that sarin gas was made use of in the attack last month outside Damascus in which 1,400 people were killed. A classified briefing was held which escalated a strong defense of President Obama's startling plan to consent to a Congress vote on the military action against the Syrian government. With the situation in hand, it is possible that the Congress wouldn’t back Obama; however John Kerry said that the president has the power to act anyhow, but he was confident of a yes vote.