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As Congress continues to debate the implications of striking Syria, "Piers Morgan Live" invited Douglas Brinkley to offer his perspective.
Filling in for regular host Piers Morgan, John Berman of "Early Start" asked his guest about the implications of the decision soon to come from Washington:
"If Congress doesn't support the bombing, it doesn't happen and theoretically things get worse," he noted. "Whose fault will this be?"
Brinkley said the blame would falling squarely on the shoulders of the man in the Oval Office:
"It will probably be the president's fault if that's the way you want to look at it, but I also am not so doomsday that this is the end of the Obama administration," he told Berman.
Continuing his response, the presidential historian referenced the recent past:
"I remember when the gun debate was going on and President [Barack] Obama gave a big speech and we didn't get a result on gun control," he reflected. "The cycle will move on. If he doesn't get the vote, it will be a very grim couple of weeks, maybe months for the president, but by next spring, I'm not convinced everybody's going to be talking about Syria again."
Watch the clip for more of John Berman's interview with Douglas Brinkley as he touched upon Obama's "moral leadership," and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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