Obama Speaks to the American People About Syria [VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT]

President Obama tonight delivered his highly anticipated address to the American people on the topic of Syria, making his case for military action while suggesting he’s open to a diplomatic solution. This as recent polls show a majority of Americans disagree with the president’s call for a “targeted strike.”

Obama implored Americans to view the horrifying footage of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s recent poison-gas attack, which was released by his administration on Sunday. Even the president’s description of the videos was graphic, citing writhing children going still on a cold hospital floor.

He addressed frequently asked questions, citing emails from skeptical Americans, including a veteran who told him Americans are sick of war.

Watch the president’s address above, and read the full transcript below.

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