Petraeus calls on Congress to back White House on Syria




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By MIKE ALLEN and JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 9/7/13 3:52 PM EDT Updated: 9/7/13 6:22 PM EDT
Retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, former CIA director under President Barack Obama, called strongly Saturday for Congress to back the White House on Syria, declaring that military action against the regime is “necessary” to deter “Iran, North Korea and other would-be aggressors.”
“Failure of Congress to approve the president’s request would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast but around the world,” Petraeus said in a four-sentence statement provided to POLITICO.



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