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Obama grapples for majority on Syria action

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President Barack Obama has signed up power brokers in Congress for strikes on Syria but, in an era of insurgent politics haunted by Iraq, there is no guarantee the rank and file will follow. 

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Great Synagogue and Holocaust Memorial of Stockholm on September 4, 2013.

Obama, who is on the road in Sweden, mobilized his big political and military guns Wednesday to convince lawmakers to back his plan to punish President Bashar al-Assad over a chemical weapons attack.

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