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Watch U.S. President Obama’s Entire Syria Speech

David Smothers September 10, 2013

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his highly anticipated address to the American people about the conflict in Syria on Tuesday night. You can watch the entire 15-minute speech in the YouTube video, embedded above.

Obama once again pledged not to put American soldiers on the ground in the country, which is currently embroiled in a violent civil war. He expressed openness to exploring a diplomatic response to the Bashar al-Assad regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons.

But the president also doubled down on his assertion that a targeted military strike would have the strongest effect in discouraging the regime to use chemical weapons again, saying that a failure for the U.S. to respond would embolden other American enemies to acquire and use chemical weapons of their own.

Watch the video, above, then let us know what you think in the comments.

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