Washington, D.C. (WSYR-TV/ABC News) - On Saturday, President Obama announced that the United States should take military action against Syria for use of chemical weapons in that country's civil war, but only after seeking Congress' approval
The president hopes Congress will debate the issue then vote on a strike when they return from their summer recess.
Recess is scheduled to end September 9.
President Obama made the announcement today from the White House's Rose Garden.
"This attack is an assault on human dignity," Obama said.
"It also presents a serious danger to our national security. It risks making a mockery of the global prohibition on the use of chemical weapons."Obama said he reached agreement on seeking authorization with House Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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