WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 31:  In this handout provided by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama (C) meets in the Situation Room with his national security advisors to discuss strategy in Syria of the White House August 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama stated that he will seek Congressional authorization for the U.S. to take military action following the alleged Sarin nerve gas used in an attack on Syrian civilians.  (Photo by Pete Souza/White House via Getty Images)