President Obama met with two key Republican senators, John McCain and Lindsey Graham to try to garner support for a possible strike on Syria.
The senators say they still prefer a more sustained military effort, but understand the president's position.
"It is my hope that even a limited military strike can degrade Assad's ability to project force, particularly using chemical weapons. But there seems to be emerging from this administration a pretty solid plan to upgrade the opposition," Sen. Lindsey Graham said.
But is upgrading the opposition really in America's national interest?
OutFront: Republican Congressman Peter King. He sits on both the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Intelligence Committee.