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STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama used a televised address to the nation on Tuesday (September 10) to make his administration's case for taking military action against Syria to neutralize its chemical weapons if diplomacy fails.
Speaking from the White House's East Room, Obama vowed to explore a diplomatic initiative from Russia to control Syria's chemical weapons but voiced skepticism about it and urged war-weary Americans to support his threat to use military force.
After the speech Americans in Times Square had mixed reactions to any use of force against Syria and to the Obama administration's case for taking action.
"I don't think we should attack Syria," said Kim Lemmon from Oregon, saying Syria is a big topic of conversation in her family.
"I'm very disappointed. I don't think that we should be doing this. I love Obama. I voted for Obama. I don't agree," she added.
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