Source: David Jackson / USA Today
President Obama said Friday he will address the American people on Tuesday about Syria, a key move in his effort to persuade Congress to back a military strike.
“I will make the best case that I can,” he told reporters at the end of the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he sought global support for force against Syria.
Obama declined to say whether he would order an attack against Bashar Assad’s government even if Congress rejects authorization, saying he did not want to “jump the gun and speculate.”
Facing both domestic and international opposition, Obama acknowledged that “it’s conceivable at the end of the day I don’t persuade a majority of the American people that it’s the right thing to do — and then each member of Congress is going to have to decide.”
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