Earlier this morning, the Sunday edition of NBC’s Today Show opened with co-anchor Erica Hill saying that the next two days “could be the most important 48 hours of President Obama’s time in office.”
The segment featured below has excerpts from the 13 clips that will be shown to members of the House of Representatives on Monday, and NBC is reporting that the administration also hopes these graphic images will help move public opinion from the strong anti-attack sentiment to support for the President.
Watch the video – but be aware that the images contained in this report are very graphic and disturbing to many viewers.
While the White House was releasing videos at home, Secretary of State Kerry was overseas trying to drum up additional support for action against Syria. Andrea Mitchell of NBC reports on Kerry’s efforts to rally 28 other countries gathered in Lithuania. In this clip, Mitchell asks the Secretary, “How can the administration take action without the mandate of the U.N., without the mandate from Europeans for military action?”
The adminstration appears to have an uphill battle on its hands. Current reports say the House does not have enough votes to approve the President’s plan. Additionally, recent polling from Gallup shows an attack on Syria has more people stating they are against an attack than opposed our intervention in Iraq, Afghanistan and a host of other conflicts.
After seeing the reports and hearing the argument from Secretary of State Kerry, where do you stand on the proposed military action against Syria? We invite you to comment below and participate in our Blaze Poll on the subject.
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