Obama Cancels California Trip as Syrian Intervention Looms

Barack Obama Cancels California Trip
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Obama reportedly was to attend a fundraiser at the home of 'Friends' producer Marta Kauffman

President Obama has canceled his upcoming trip to California amidst the looming prospect of U.S. military intervention in Syria, a White House official confirmed.

The trip was to include a fundraiser on Monday at the home of “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman, according to published reports.

Obama has spent the past week weighing options for U.S. intervention in Syria, where fighting between rebel groups and the government of Bashar al-Assad have killed thousands of civilians. The president arrived in Russia on Thursday to meet with other leaders of the Group of 20 nations as he prepares for a possible military attack without much international support.

Obama has found strong support in Hollywood and has made numerous trips to Los Angeles throughout his two terms in office. George Clooney held a blockbuster fundraiser at his home in the area last year, when roughly 125 people paid about $40,000 per person to attend.

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  1. Just say no, to war in Syria! says:

    It’s sad really. Obama, and Pelosi are worse than Bush II ever was. The Democrats say there not for being “The World Police” but they are intervening for what purpose? To Arm are Enemies, the Rebels aka The Muslim Brotherhood. Funny how a large majority of Blacks and Liberals were against being the World Police when Bush was elected. Now they are the very WAR HAWKS they despised. Obama hasn’t earned the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!
    Lets start World War III? Does that HELP the American people? No! The Economy is crippled, I doubt Mr. Obama or John Kerry would throw their own Daughters into WAR! But people that come from lower class families. Have no value of life! Compared to the Ruling Elites in Washington DC!

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