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  • Obama prepares to explain his Syria strategy to a skeptical nation

    Obama prepares to explain his Syria strategy to a skeptical nation
    WASHINGTON – Preparing to deliver a rare prime-time White House address, President Obama on Tuesday found himself unexpectedly tasked with a dual challenge: bolster public support for his decision to launch military strikes against Syria while...
  • Obama, the reluctant warrior on Syria

    Obama, the reluctant warrior on Syria
    On Tuesday, President Obama made the case for a limited military strike in Syria if diplomacy fails. But he still sounded like a man looking for an escape hatch. "I've spent 4 1/2 years working to end wars, not to start them," he said. "Our troops are...
  • Resolve To Strike Syria Crucial As Russian Plan Unfolds

    Resolve To Strike Syria Crucial As Russian Plan Unfolds
    President Obama is right to pursue a dual track — one toward a peaceful resolution of the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, the other a possible wielding of the U.S. military hammer — in response to Syria's deadly gassing of its own civilian...
  • Obama calls for Syria's Assad to be held accountable

    Obama calls for Syria's Assad to be held accountable
    WASHINGTON – In an address to the nation Tuesday, President Obama made his case for holding Syrian President Bashar Assad accountable for an alleged nerve gas attack that U.S. officials say killed more than 1,400 people, some while they slept, in...
  • Obama: Diplomatic talks on Syria 'encouraging,' but threat remains

    Obama: Diplomatic talks on Syria 'encouraging,' but threat remains
    WASHINGTON – Vividly describing the deaths of more than a thousand people in an alleged nerve gas attack outside Damascus, President Obama spoke to the nation from the East Room of the White House to argue his case for why the United States must...
  • Obama's speech on Syria: Why our analysts are mostly hopeful

    Obama's speech on Syria: Why our analysts are mostly hopeful
    President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday evening about the escalating crisis in Syria and whether the U.S. will take military action to punish President Bashar Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons on his own people. “Because these...
  • Many in Congress unswayed by Obama's speech on Syria

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not appear to immediately change many minds in one crucial voting bloc that watched his national address Tuesday on Syria: Congress. Lawmakers on both the left and right remained largely dug into their positions, or...
  • After Obama's Syria speech, readers call for action

    After Obama's Syria speech, readers call for action
    President Obama faced a tall order in addressing the nation about Syria on Tuesday: to convince war-weary Americans that taking military action against Syria for using chemical weapons is not only the right thing to do, but also in our country's interest....
  • The end of U.S. exceptionalism

     The end of U.S. exceptionalism
    In all the long history of American presidential addresses, has there been an odder one than this? With the solemn grandeur appropriate to a declaration of war, President Obama informed the American people Tuesday night that a congressional vote on...
  • Mideast powder keg

    Mideast powder keg
    The Middle East is a powder keg. The hatred and conflict over Israel will never end as long as dictators and religious extremists keep stoking the fires for their own purposes. Meanwhile, weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons that are...
  • The Syria dilemma: Can global atrocities be ranked?

    "These images are difficult to watch." "Very upsetting." "Perhaps the most upsetting." So went the warnings issued by CNN correspondent Jake Tapper on Sunday as he narrated the video clips showing the aftermath of the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack...