Battling stiff resistance in Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would do if lawmakers reject his call to back retaliation for a chemical weapons attack last month.
In a series of six network interviews planned as part of a furious lobbying campaign in Congress, Obama said statements suggesting that Syria might agree to surrender control of its chemical weapons stockpile were a potentially positive development.
At the same time, he said they were yet another reason for lawmakers to give him the backing he is seeking.
"If we don't maintain and move forward with a credible threat of military pressure, I do not think we will actually get the kind of agreement I would like to see," he said on CNN.
In a separate interview with NBC, the president took the step — unusual for any politician — of conceding he may lose his campaign in Congress for legislation authorizing a military strike. "I wouldn't say I'm confident" of the outcome, he said.
"I think it's fair to say that I haven't decided" on a next step if Congress turns its back, the president told NBC, part of a furious lobbying campaign aimed at winning support from dubious lawmakers as well as a war-weary public.....snip~
Obama: I might lose congressional vote on Syria
Yeah Obama's Sourpuss says it all.....wheres that Cheshire grin now. He knows the House wont back him. Plus now the Senate is coming up with another option as some Senators are saying his evidence wasn't enough. Now as far as him not knowing what he is going to do.
I think I can believe him on this one.....here he can't let that inflated ego get the better of him. Putin has just upstaged him and his whole team. Making them scramble over something they never thought of from the beginning. A Diplomatic solution for Syria.
Seems Putin just got done showing Obama who is really sitting in the back of the class. Yep.....Obama and his Buddy the French Frilly Fool.