Obama and Menendez, unlikely allies on Syria

ABC News is reporting that President Obama late last month turned to former foe U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez for help with his plan to gain Congressional approval before taking military action against Syria.

According to the report, Obama phoned Menendez, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to help gain passage of the resolution allowing for the strike against Syria, whose leader allegedly authorized use of chemical weapons against his people.

The committee has scheuduled a hearing for this afternoon to hear from, among others, Secretary of State John Kerry.

“This is an extraordinary moment,” one Menendez insider told ABC News. “It’s a moment of sweet — not revenge because that would be too strong. But it’s a moment that’s sweet.”

Obama and Menendez, unlikely allies on Syria