Obama Unleashes Public Relations Offensive

Before he fires a single missile against Syria, President Obama is first launching a public relations offensive, making a last-minute and, perhaps, last-ditch effort to sell a military strike to members of Congress and the American people.

Obama has characterized the sale of an unpopular military intervention to a war-weary public and confrontational Congress as a “heavy lift.” But with his reputation on the line, the president has few options but to expend valuable political capital and press his case.

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