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  • At the Last Minute, Obama Alone Made Call to Seek Congressional Approval

    09/01/2013 4:08:30 PM PDT · by mojito · 79 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/1/2013 | ADAM ENTOUS and CAROL E. LEE
    After a 45-minute walk Friday night, President Barack Obama made a fateful decision that none of his top national security advisers saw coming: To seek congressional authorization before taking military action in Syria. The stunning about-face after a week of U.S. saber rattling risked not only igniting a protracted congressional fight, which could end with a vote against strikes, but a backlash from allies in the Middle East who had warned the White House that inaction would embolden not only Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but his closest allies, Iran and Hezbollah. Aides said the decision was made by Mr. Obama...