Obama to take attack on Syria to Congress

Consider message going out, lawmakers told

Posted: September 1, 2013 at 5:34 a.m.

President Barack Obama, speaking Saturday in the White House Rose Garden, said military strikes against Syria “will be even more effective” with a show of unity from Congress.

Delaying what had appeared to be an imminent strike, President Barack Obama abruptly announced Saturday that he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its reported use of chemical weapons in an attack that killed hundreds.

United Nations chemical-weapons inspectors check their gear and collected samples Saturday at the airport in The Hague, Netherlands, after arriving fr...

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