Obama: International Community's Credibility is On The Line in Syria

Sep 4, 2013 1:17 PM



CBS NEWS/ September 4, 2013, 10:53 AM

President Obama took his case for intervention in Syria to the foreign stage on Wednesday, telling a Swedish audience - and a broader European community that has largely resisted American calls for support - that the "international community's credibility is on the line" as it decides how to respond to evidence that the Syrian government, under President Bashar al Assad, used chemical weapons to kill over 1,400 civilians.

Where the use of such weapons is concerned, Mr. Obama said, "I didn't set a red line. The world set a red line."

And the question the world faces, Mr. Obama said, is "Are we going to find a reason not to act? And if that's the case, I think the world community should admit it."

The president repeatedly stressed that the American intelligence community has "high confidence" that the chemical weapons attack on August 21 in a suburb of Damascus was perpetrated by the regime, reiterating much of the evidence his administration has presented to Congress and the American people.

Red more at http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57601293/obama-international-communitys-credibility-is-on-the-line-in-syria/


Most Popular