U.S. fleshes out case on Syria

Obama says limited strike is on table

Posted: August 31, 2013 at 4:19 a.m.

President Barack Obama pauses after answering questions from members of the media during his meeting with Baltic leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Speaking about Syria, the president said he hasn't made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he's considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria's government carried out last week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Obama administration Friday presented a case for a strike on Syria, with President Barack Obama saying he is considering a “limited” attack and Secretary of State John Kerry saying the evidence is “clear” and “compelling” that the government of President Bashar Assad had used poison gas against its citizens.

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