While the president was making his announcement on a possible US led attack on Syria, hundreds of people took to streets in Houston to protest.
Call it the clash of two rallies-both at the same time and same place: noon on Westheimer and Post Oak Street in the Galleria area.
"I don't think intervention is the answer. It is one of many solutions, but it is not the solution I am here to support," said Abbie Guidry who is against the US invading Syria.
"Bombing Syria is just the beginning of World War 3. I don't think that is going to be a good future for us to leave our children, even if we have a future after the bombing is done," said Kevin Smith who is also against the US invading Syria.
On the other side of the street, Syrian-Americans pleaded for the US to help their home country.
"This is not like a war that is happening in Iraq. This is an intervention to stop the massacre on a daily basis by the Assad regime," said Omar Shishakly who is for the US taking part in invading Syria.
"A lot of the victims are children and women. We as an international community and other fellow human beings should feel compelled that they need help, they need help, said Shireen Jasser, a Syrian-American who wants the US to help Syria.
Many Syrians who took part in the protest today had family members killed by the chemical attack by Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.