Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to make an announcement at 12:30 PM after the meeting that President Obama is holding of the National Security Council meeting on Syria.
UPDATE: WATCH LIVE: Sec. of State Kerry to explain why military action against Syria would be justified http://nbcnews.to/195oyLc
US finds itself with only 1 Syria partner: France
By ELAINE GANLEY — Associated Press
The United States found itself Friday with France as its only major partner in a potential strike against Syria, after a stunning rejection of military force in Parliament forced Britain, America's staunchest ally, to pull out of any operation.
The collapse of British support for a mission to punish Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons puts pressure on President Barack Obama as resistance grows at home — and comes with the irony that France was the most vocal critic of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq...
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Also see the article on Syria and the poll of citizens at Daily Kos:
When it comes to taking military action against Syria, a strong majority of Americans think President Obama should be required to get congressional approval, according to an NBC News poll: specifically, 79 percent support congressional approval.
That number shows that, as in Congress itself, a substantial number who would require congressional approval are surely Republicans who just don't think this president should ever have the authority to do anything on his own, but many are Democrats who have less cynical reasons (since the vast majority of reasons are less cynical than the Republican one).