He doesn't want to rush in based on faulty (faked) information. I reckon he doesn't want to go at all, but right now we have some evidence that Sarin has probably been used, but we don't know who did it. If it was used, it was probably Assad, but it could have been the rebels. Either way, this increases the pressure at the UN on Russia and China, Assad's main support.
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
and what's the POTUS saying about this development?
He's being cautious, but there is already more evidence that Syria used WMD than there was that Hussain had them before the invasion.Saying that confirmation was still needed to provide conclusive proof, Obama stopped short of declaring that Assad had crossed a "red line" he had warned earlier would unleash unspecified consequences, widely interpreted to include possible U.S. military intervention.
"Horrific as it is when mortars are being fired on civilians and people are being indiscriminately killed, to use potential weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations crosses another line with respect to international norms and international law," Obama told reporters at the White House as he met with Jordan's King Abdullah.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?