Reid 'guardedly optimistic' U.S. Senate will back military strike against Syria

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Posted: Sep 05, 2013 3:08 PM
Reid 'guardedly optimistic' U.S. Senate will back military strike against Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is "guardedly optimistic" that his chamber next week will approve limited military strikes against Syria, a Democratic aide said on Thursday.

The aide said the first Senate vote on a proposed use-of-force resolution requested by President Barack Obama will likely be held on Wednesday to overcome an anticipated Republican procedural roadblock.

(Reporting by Thomas Ferraro; Editing by Eric Beech)