Obama Wants Military Threat on the Table

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Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Cook updates the latest news about Syria on Bloomberg Television' "Money Moves." (Source: Bloomberg)

We will start with the latest on syria.

Last night in an address to the nation president obama said that he wanted to see a diplomatic solution.

Peter cook, with me now.

What is the next step?

Is it up to john kerry to cut a deal with the russians?

He is the man in the spotlight at this point.

He is headed to geneva to meet with his russian counterpart to see if a deal can be reached to turn over to local weapons to international monitors and ultimately see those weapons destroyed.

Jay carney says that the talks will take some time to assess this russian plan.

Still, there is a lot of skepticism here.

Washington in syria playing ball here?

This is harry reid from this morning.

They understand that congress will be watching these negotiations very closely.

Indications that are not -- that this is not serious are employed to divert.

Give the president the authority to hold this regime accountable.

In the meantime, the white house continues to support pushing through use of force in the congress if these talks to blow up.

Administration officials briefed more house democrats this morning.

On the russian proposal they need to keep the threat of military action on the table during these negotiations.

Some lawmakers are lobbying for a vote, but any in the short term seems unlikely at this point as the pause button has been hit.

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