WATCH: 10 takeaways on US involvement in Syria

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By msnbc staff
Syrian refugees arrive in Turkey at the Cilvegozu crossing gate of Reyhanli, in Hatay, on August 31, 2013.
Syrian refugees arrive in Turkey at the Cilvegozu crossing gate of Reyhanli, in Hatay, on August 31, 2013.
Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

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.

WATCH: 10 takeaways on US involvement in Syria

Updated