American historian Webster Griffin Tarpley says that Saudi Arabia and Qatar are offering bribes to the US congressmen for a military strike against Syria. “The Saudis and the Qataris are reported to be deploying huge amounts of money for bribery, bribery to the families and political and business interests of these members of congress,” Tarpley said in an interview with Press TV on Friday. “Hillary Clinton has received 500,000 dollars in jewelry from the king of Saudi Arabia and Hillary Clinton just came out for war,” he added. President Barack Obama is waiting for congressional approval to attack Syria after Washington accused the Syrian government of the last month’s chemical weapons attacks. On Friday, Obama acknowledged that it would be a "heavy lift" convincing members of Congress over launching a new war in the Middle East. "It's conceivable at the end of the day I don't persuade a majority of the American people that it's the right thing to do," he said adding "And then each member of Congress is going to have to decide." Tarpley also said that the US war on Syria with congressional authorization, but without a UN Security Council mandate “is illegal.” The US president is set to make his case for a military strike on Syria in an address to the American public on Tuesday.