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Obama Syria Miscalculations

In this Sept. 10, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington. Some of Obama's top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked Congress to support his bid to strike Syria over last month's chemical weapons attack. They say the chief one is the nation's profound weariness with military entanglements in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

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