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September 5, 2013 10:00 am

Obama Says He Can Strike Syria Without Congress

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Screen shot of U.S. President Barack Obama speaking after receiving Israel's Medal of Distinction. Photo: Ynet.

Wall Street Journal –¬†President¬†Barack Obama said he retains the right to order strikes against Syria even if Congress doesn’t authorize them, but he is seeking approval from U.S. lawmakers because he thinks it will strengthen America’s response.

“We will be stronger as a country in our response if the president and Congress does it together,” Mr. Obama said at a news conference on Wednesday in Stockholm.

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