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Syrian State-Run Newspaper: Obama Decision to Seek Congressional Approval for Syria Strike is Start of ‘Historic American Retreat’

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Ynet – A Syrian state-run newspaper on Sunday called President Barack Obama’s decision to seek congressional approval before taking military action against Syria “the start of the historic American retreat.”

The gloating tone in the front-page article in the Al-Thawra daily followed Obama’s unexpected announcement on Saturday that he would ask Congress to support a strike punishing the President Bashar Assad‘s regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons. The decision marked a stark turnabout for the White House, which had appeared on the verge of ordering US forces to launch a missile attack against Syria.

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