A challenge to inertia

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 5 a.m.

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President Barack Obama answers questions during his new conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The president said the US doesn't know how or when chemical weapons were used in Syria or who used them. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a damaged commercial  building after a powerful explosion occurred in the central district of Marjeh, in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday April 30, 2013. A powerful explosion rocked Damascus on Tuesday, causing scores of casualties, a day after the country's prime minister narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in the heart of the heavily protected capital. (AP Photo/SANA)

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