Capturing the war-weary feeling a short time ago one Senator said to me: "most American children, most American teenagers have no memory of their country not being at war" and he said that has to change.
But the President does have a couple of weapons left to shape this debate. Of course there is the speech to the nation that he will make tomorrow night.
The White House is also distributing thirteen CIA verified and very harrowing videos of the chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of Damascus, here on Capitol Hill.
The President calculating that when the Congress watch that they may change their mind and decide that doing nothing is simply not an option.
More top news
The remarkable rescue of baby elephant Roi, who faced starvation after poachers killed its mother, was captured on film.
The judgment means obese workers in the UK could claim they are technically disabled and entitle them to benefits or to seek compensation.
As forensics examine the evidence in the school were 148 people, mainly children, where killed, students prepare to return to the classroom.