(NBC News) More than a dozen Congressional leaders spent Tuesday morning at the White House in the latest meeting led by President Obama aimed at convincing lawmakers to support the use of military force in Syria.
"What we are envisioning is something limited, it is something proportional," Mr. Obama told them. "It will degrade Assad's capabilities and at the same time we have broader strategy that will allow us to upgrade the capabilities of the opposition."
Lawmakers are greatly divided about how to respond to last month's chemical attack.
Senator John McCain wants to oust the Assad regime, but may vote against an attack if it appears too limited.
"I can't support something that I'm afraid may be doomed for failure in the long run," McCain said.
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