The U.S. presented a "powerful case" that the Syrian government was behind a chemical weapons attack against Syria's own people, killing more than 1,000, and said he will seek approval from Congress to act, President Barack Obama said Saturday in a speech in the Rose Garden.
Lawmakers are expected to reconvene Monday, Sept. 9, but media reports say they are considering returning early to consider Syrian action.
The president said that while Americans are weary of war, there are implications to doing nothing.
"We are prepared to strike whenever we choose," he said.
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