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September 2, 2013 8:51 am

Obama Prepares for Week of Lobbying Congress to Back Syria Strike

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WSJ – The White House is girding for more than a week of battle with Congress over President Barack Obama‘s plan to launch limited military strikes against the Syrian regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons last month.

To back the administration’s position, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the U.S. had obtained new blood and hair samples from inside Syria that confirmed President Bashar al-Assad’s regime used sarin, a powerful nerve agent, against civilians in an Aug. 21 attack on an eastern Damascus suburb.

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