President Obama's Decision on Syria
Just now, President Obama laid out the case for a targeted military action against Syrian regime targets as a result of their use of chemical weapons that killed over one thousand people--including hundreds of children. The President also made clear that this would not be an open-ended intervention, and there will be no American troops on the ground.
While the President was clear on the need for action, he announced he would seek Congressional authorization for the use of force.
Watch the President's statement now in his own words or read a transcript of his remarks:
- President Obama meets with Congressional leaders about Syria
- Government Assessment of the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013