Obama's Prime-time Speech on Syria

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As President Obama prepared to address the nation on Syria Tuesday evening, his aides were working behind the scenes on a diplomatic solution to the crisis. The administration appears to be entertaining a proposal from Russia to drop a U.S. attack if Syria gives up its chemical weapons. We analyze the president's speech and get listener reactions.


Indira Lakshmanan, foreign policy correspondent with Bloomberg News

Josh Gerstein, senior White House reporter for Politico