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President Obama defends position on military action in Syria
SWEDEN -- President Obama is in Sweden this morning, defending his position that a military attack on Syria is warranted.
Back home, the Senate Foreign Relations committee could vote on authorizing the use of force as early as today.
Congress continues to debate a military strike against Syria but President Obama seems to have his mind made up.
Obama Moral thing to do is not to stand by and do nothing
The president started his three-day overseas trip in Sweden. He was defensive when asked whether action against Syria was necessary because of the red line he drew last year.
Obama My credibility's not on the line. The international community's credibility is on the line, and America and Congress' credibility is on the line
The president said if Syrian President Assad is not held accountable..
Obama other despots and authoritarian regimes can start looking and saying that's something we can get away with,
President Obama heads next to Russia for a summit of world leaders. And he could be quickly butting heads with his host.
In an interview today, Russian president Vladimir Putin warned the US against taking unilateral action against Syria calling it an "aggression."
But he also said that if it's proved that the Assad regime used chemical weapons - and he isn't yet convinced - Russia could support a UN resolution for a military strike.
Top Obama national security officials are back on Capitol Hill today to continue the sales pitch to lawmakers.
The Senate Foreign Relations committee may take up a vote on a resolution authorizing force but with limitations.
Any strikes would have to take place within 60 days with the possibility of a 30 day extension.
The proposal would also restrict the use of US ground troops.
It's not clear whether the votes are there