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. See the whole speech above.
WATCH the following videos for 10 takeaways on the United States’ possible military involvement in Syria:
Melissa Harris-Perry: Why the U.S is making its Syria case now, when so many other countries are not
Steve Kornacki: What Kosovo and Bosnia could teach us about Syria
Richard Engel: For Syrians, “this is absolutely a time-sensitive issue.”
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.