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USA TODAY - President Obama said Friday he will address the American people Tuesday about what he called the need to take action in Syria.
"I will make the best case that I can," Obama told reporters at the end of the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The summit reflected some global opposition to a strike on Syrian, but Obama said the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons requires a strong response.
"There is a growing recognition that the world can't stand idly by," Obama said.
While Obama used the G-20 to try and build global support for military action, the president's speech Tuesday is directed at other skeptical audiences: The American public and Congress, which is considering a resolution authorizing force.
Many lawmakers say the resolution faces an uphill battle, particularly in the Republican-run House but also in the Democratic Senate.
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