President Obama has started consulting with members of Congress in an effort to gain support for a strike on Syria. Will he get it? It’s a decent bet: “No U.S. president has ever been turned down by Congress when asking to use military force.” Get up to speed on the possible military strike in twenty questions.

+ What is Syria and why are people there killing each other? Don’t know? Don’t worry. Neither do most of the people posting all-knowing Tweets about what Obama should being doing. Here are nine questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask.