Obama to seek congressional support for striking Syria

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STORY: President Barack Obama says the U.S. should strike Syria for last week's alleged chemical weapons attack but not without congressional support.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, SAYING:

"I will seek authorization for the use of force from the American people's representatives in Congress."

Obama says as president of the world's oldest constitutional democracy, he must lead by example.

That's why he has spoken with congressional leadership to ensure a debate and vote are held.

The Commander-in-Chief says the intervention would not be open-ended but a limited mission without boots on the ground.

After days of deliberation, Obama has seen enough evidence implicating the government of President Bashar al-Assad for the incident that he says killed more than 1,000 people.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, SAYING:

"I'm confident in the case our government has made without

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