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BOOM: House Intel Committee not swayed by Obama on Syria

Members of the House Intelligence Committee, who have seen more classified information about the situation in Syria than most other lawmakers, are still reluctant to support a military strike there, an indication of just how daunting a task President Obama faces as he ramps up efforts to get Congress to approve a war resolution.

Not even Obama’s fellow Democrats are convinced that it’s in the nation’s interest to retaliate against Syria for using chemical weapons against its own people. None of the nine Democrats on the intelligence committee have backed him publicly.

“While the congresswoman supports the Obama administration, she remains undecided on the president’s request,” said Hillary Beard, a spokeswoman for Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., who serves on the panel.

Republicans are slightly more supportive of Obama.

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