Conflicting Messages in the Midst of a Crisis

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As President Obama prepares to address the nation tonight, it appears he'll be arguing for both war and diplomacy at the same time. He's embraced the Russian proposal that Syria's chemical weapons be placed under international control — if it proves to be serious. But he also wants Congress to approve military action despite polls showing that most Americans are opposed. We see how developments have complicated the President's challenges at the United Nations, on Capitol Hill and with American public opinion. 

Credits

Guests:
Vivienne Walt - Time magazine - @vivwalt, Richard Guthrie - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (formerly), Matthew Rojansky - Wilson Center - @MatthewRojansky, Frank Newport - Gallup Poll - @gallup, Julian Zelizer - Princeton University - @julianzelizer

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Kerry Cavanaugh, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis