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Obama plunges into high stakes week on Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has returned home from Europe and is making his case for punitive military action against the Syrian government.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says the United States "cannot turn a blind eye" to the grim images out of Syria of children allegedly killed in a chemical weapons attack by the Assad government.
Recent polls show intense skepticism among Americans about military intervention in Syria.
Lawmakers also are skeptical. An Associated Press survey finds House members are either opposed to or leaning against a U.S. military strike on Syria by more than a 6-1 margin. The Senate is more evenly divided ahead of its vote next week, with those in support or leaning in favor of military action holding a slight 34-32 advantage.