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September 12th, 2013
05:13 PM ET

President Obama's history of careful consideration disrupted by Syria

When it comes to making decisions, President Barack Obama does not like to be rushed. His decision making process involves long walks with advisers, and situation room meetings where everyone's voice is heard.

But this time, with the crisis in Syria, the president's hands were tied, in no small part through his own words and actions, and pulled by leaders in Russia and Syria as well as the United Nations.

This crisis has made for a very public show of in coordination by no-drama Obama.

CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.

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