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WASHINGTON, DC (CNN) - Tuesday President Obama met with congressional leaders to discuss a possible military attack in Syria.
During the meeting he said that his plan would allow the U.S. to "degrade Syria's chemical weapons capabilities" while keeping the U.S. out of a larger war.
"This is not Iraq, this is not Afghanistan. This is a limited proportional step that will send a clear message not only to the Assad regime, but also to other countries that may be interested in testing some of these international norms," Obama said.
The President also says failing to hold Syria accountable would send a message that international rules are meaningless when using nuclear weapons.