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Continued: Obama's plan for Syria? Keep asking

  • Article by: DANA MILBANK , Washington Post
  • Last update: September 11, 2013 - 9:56 AM

Obama joined in Tuesday night, saying the Russian proposal came in part from "constructive talks that I had" with Vladimir Putin. Obama said, "This initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force."

Yet moments earlier, Obama told Americans that he decided "it is in the national security interests of the United States to respond to the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons through a targeted military strike."

Which one is it? Ask again in a couple of days.


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