LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night regarding the situation in Syria.
Syria said it accepts Russia’s proposal to transfer chemical weapons into international control.
UW-La Crosse political science professor Dr. Jacob Holt said this makes the President’s address more difficult.
He said this will likely look like a stalling tactic by Syria.
He also said it’s doubtful Syria will hand over their weapons to the international community.
An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday morning shows 58% of Americans are against military action in Syria.
Holt said he thinks this hints that Americans are concerned about another Iraq.
“The key thing President Obama needs to sell tonight is how he’s going to make sure this is a short term operation, not another Iraq. One thing he can especially sell is that the resolutions Congress are going to pass will say no troops on the ground in Syria,” said Holt.