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Obama Addresses Nation on Syria: Dictators Depend on Us to ‘Look the Other Way’
September 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM EST
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President Barack Obama made his case to the nation for action in Syria, while acknowledging concerns of a "slippery slope to another war." The president asked Congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force while diplomatic efforts are in motion, but still vowed to keep the U.S. military "in a position to respond."
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