One year later, the billionaire chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands is one of the few people standing with the president on Syria. Adelson told the National Journal that he's willing to make calls to powerful friends in Washington to round up the needed votes in Congress for the military strike the president is asking for.
"He is our commander in chief, whether we like what he says politically or not," Adelson told the publication Monday evening. "I would be willing to help out the administration because I believe it's the right thing to do."
The 80-year-old Adelson is a staunch supporter of Israel who told the Journal that America's standing in the world is at stake.
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"Whether we care or not about whether (Obama) loses credibility is not the issue," he said. "The issue is whether or not the United States of America loses credibility."
Adelson also serves on the board of directors of the Washington-based Republican Jewish Coalition. The RJC had no comment on Adelson's National Journal interview but referred CNBC to a statement it released last week in which it called on members to lobby their congressional representatives to support any resolution for the use of force against the Bashar Assad regime in Syria.
"The RJC believes that this is not a Republican or Democrat issue," the organization said.