Washington, Sept 1: US President Barack Obama took seven days to arrive at his decision to seek congressional approval for intervention in Syria’s bloody civil war, according to senior administration officials.
According to ABC News, the advisers were dismissed to make the logistics happen and the president called Vice President Joe Biden, and other members of the National Security Council, to inform them of the decision.
The administration revealed that the United States has capabilities to counter any hardening of targets by Assad during the interim, and is not concerned about his abilities to move hardware, the report said.
Congress is not due to return from recess until Sept. 9, and while lawmakers could theoretically return to business early, it ensures at least several days’ delay on an outcome, the report added. (ANI)