Obama says he is considering “limited, narrow action” on Syria but he still hasn’t decided what to do yet:
NBC NEWS – President Barack Obama said Friday that the use of chemical weapons are “a challenge to the world” and that he is considering a “limited, narrow act” to respond to Syria’s alleged attacks on civilians.
Speaking briefly before a meeting with leaders of the Baltic states, the president said that he has not made a final decision on how to respond to the reported use of chemical weapons by Syrian president Bashar Assad, but he reiterated that the “wide range of options” being considered by the administration does not include troops in the region.
“In no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a long-term campaign, but we are looking at the possibility of a limited narrow act that would help make sure that not only Syria but others around the world understand that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban and norm,” he said.
The president’s remarks came just hours after Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a forceful case that the United States must respond to the “crime against humanity” allegedly committed by Assad.
Acknowledging Americans’ weariness of war after the protracted conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Kerry said that “fatigue does not absolve us of responsibility” to address atrocities abroad.
Obama echoed that sentiment Friday, adding that “a lot of people think something should be done but nobody wants to do it.”
The last thing I want to do is bomb Syria right now, but geez….Obama can’t even make up his freaking mind yet. Frankly, the dithering is becoming tiresome.