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Congress was already skeptical about what a military strike would accomplish and the President was tried to answer some of those concerns on Tuesday. But the opposite may have happened. He may have actually lost support on Capitol Hill.

Republican Senator John McCain, who is very influential on defense matters, has been pushing military action if diplomacy fails. But he issued a terse statement Tuesday in which he noted that while the President had talked of striking weapons facilities, he made no mention of plans to "attack sources of Saddam's power." McCain also noted that there was "no long term strategy to undermine Saddam's regime."

"The President should correct these omissions before we launch any military action," McCain insisted.

At the least, Congress at this point is still dubious about what a military strike would accomplish.

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