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WATCH: ‘I will seek authorization for the use of force,’ Obama says

President Obama said Saturday that the United States should take action on Syria but that he would seek congressional approval before ordering a military strike.
/ Source: MSNBC TV

President Obama said Saturday that the United States should take action on Syria but that he would seek congressional approval before ordering a military strike.

President Obama said Saturday that the United States should take action on Syria but that he would seek congressional approval before ordering a military strike. Watch the whole speech above.

More on Syria:

Melissa Harris-Perry:  Why the U.S is making its Syria case now, when so many other countries are not

Melissa Harris-Perry:  How Syria’s history could play into the current crisis

Steve Kornacki: What Kosovo and Bosnia could teach us about Syria

David Gregory: Most of Obama’s national security team argued against seeking Congressional authority for Syria.

Andrea Mitchell: The British Parliament vote against intervening in Syria was a shock to the White House’s plan.

Jim Miklaszewski: Keeping U.S. military forces “on standby” to strike could be taxing.

Chuck Todd: Vote on Syria could look similar to the recent NSA vote.

Kristen Welker: Syria “will be quite a difficult thing to vote on.”

Rep. John Garamendi: Briefing Congress on Syria feels like “an afterthought.”

Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey: “Shameful” that some members of Congress didn’t want a record on Syria.