President Obama To Sit Down With Three News Anchors To Discuss Potential Attack On Syria
President Barack Obama’s biggest challenge in his presidency so far has been trying to get the American people and world leaders on his side when it comes to an attack on Syria. So on Monday, he will take his case to the media.
The President will tape interviews with Gwen Ifill of PBS, Wolf Blitzer of CNN and Chris Wallace of Fox News, this according to The Hollywood Reporter. These three reporters are highly respected (well, many would argue that no one from Fox News can be highly respected since many of their criticisms of the President’s choice are extremely disrespectful in terms of their language), but no word from The White House press about how they were chosen.
The President is pushing for the authorization of a military attack on Syria. There has been a civil war going on in Syria for over two years and things continue to get worse as the Syrian Presidential regime is now accused of using chemical weapons to kill its own people. There has been a complete divide as to how more advanced and powerful countries should intervene, if at all.
President Obama returned to the United States earlier this week after having very tough and fairly unproductive meetings with international leaders. Here in the United States, various poll results have shown that the American people do not agree with going to war with Syria. There is a very strong “We should mind our business and worry about our own problems” sentiment going around.
On Tuesday, one day after his taped interviews air, the President will then further make his case with an address to the nation.
The outcome of how the United States steps in will undoubtedly affect the President’s “legacy” as well as the nation as a whole.
Have you been following the Crisis in Syria? What do you think?