Syria

Obama Speaks on Syria, Wants Vote in Congress

Wants Congress to vote for intervention in Syria, says he has the authority to act without it

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President Barack Obama has decided to use force against Syria, but he will first seek congressional approval, he said in a Rose Garden speech Saturday afternoon.

"I will seek authorization for the use of force from the American people's representatives in Congress," Obama said.

Obama said he has decided using force against Syria is necessary and does not require cooperation from other nations.