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Obama says he's considering 'narrow' Syria action

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 08:42 a.m. HST, Aug 30, 2013



WASHINGTON » President Barack Obama says he hasn't made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he's considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria's government carried out last week.

Obama says that attack was a challenge to the world and threatens U.S. national security.

Obama's comment came after the U.S. released an intelligence assessment that found with "high confidence" that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government carried out a chemical weapons attack last week.

The U.S. says the attack killed more than 1,400 people.

Obama spoke before meeting at the White House with three Baltic leaders.







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Maipono wrote:
Mr. President, what is the expected result of a "limited" response, other than further emboldening Assad. Now by taking your time and telegraphing your next action, Assad has time to mobilize and minimize damage to his WMD and forces. What a great leader that all our representatives in Washington, Hanabusa, Schatz, Hirono, and Gabbard whole heatedly support.
on August 30,2013 | 08:57AM
Pacej001 wrote:
Narrow=stupid.
on August 30,2013 | 09:00AM
aomohoa wrote:
Any action should not come from the US alone. If any action is taken it should be by the UN.
on August 30,2013 | 09:20AM
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