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America Prepared to Act Alone to Punish Syria

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President Obama on PBS. Photo: Screenshot.

Fox News – President Obama signaled Friday that the U.S. could act alone to punish Syria for a chemical weapons attack last week, saying the nation has an “obligation as a leader in the world” to hold rogue regimes to account for breaching the rules of war.

Facing rising skepticism in Congress and abroad, the president and top Cabinet officials tried to make a robust case for intervention on Friday — releasing an intelligence report showing “high confidence” the Assad regime carried out the strike and arguing that responding would be in the U.S. interest.

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