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Is Obama on the road to defeat over Syria?

If Obama loses the Congress vote this week, both he and the West will have little credibility left to persuade Assad to stop killing his own people

By Max Wind Cowie  
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad

Will Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad remain in power?

This week President Obama, fresh from a fruitless gathering of the G20, will be campaigning hard to win Congress over to the idea of military action in Syria.  His efforts follow on the heals of the disastrous vote in the UK Parliament – in which the Prime Minister was defeated on the most banal of motions against Assad – and mirror President Hollande’s attempts to persuade French legislators of the merits of intervention.  The West, it seems, has decided that we…

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