August 28th, 2013
08:23 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama: No decision yet on Syria strike

(CNN) - President Barack Obama told PBS on Wednesday that he has "not made a decision" about whether to conduct a limited military strike or a strike of limited duration in Syria.

U.S. officials have concluded the Syrian government carried out chemical weapons attacks, he said.

"We have looked at all the evidence, and we do not believe the opposition possessed nuclear weapons on - or chemical weapons of that sort. We do not believe that, given the delivery systems, using rockets, that the opposition could have carried out these attacks. We have concluded that the Syrian government in fact carried these out. And if that's so, then there need to be international consequences," he told PBS NewsHour.


Filed under: President Obama • Syria
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. GurgyL

    No wars, let Saudi Arabia, china deal

    August 28, 2013 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  2. Phyllis Gwendoline Williams

    "The Earth is the LORD's..the World, and they that dwell therein" (Psalm 24: 1)"Whatsoever is under the Whole Heaven is Mine" (Job 41: 11)"The eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose Heart is perfect toward Him" beware of wars (2nd Chronicles 16: 9)

    August 28, 2013 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  3. Matty C

    Not surprised. The President and other government and military leaders need to make a careful decision and hold off sending the United States and the world from starting another war and putting millions of lives on the line. As much as we want to help the Syrian civilians, how far can we possibly go in respects to helping every war torn country.. we just can't. We have too many problems back home. I hope military action is only used as a last resort.

    August 28, 2013 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  4. rs

    I cannot think of any humanitarian crisis that can't be made worse by bombing. I say roll in the UN troops with their baby-blue helmets and grab Assad and put him on trial in the Hague.
    Did Bush's Iraqi adventure NOT teach anyone anything?

    August 28, 2013 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  5. ED1

    Our no leader hard at work.

    August 28, 2013 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  6. necronn99

    This is so sad to see. Our once great nation in the lap of our congress senate and this fool. We are in sense a train wreck waiting to happen. At the cost of true Americans.

    August 29, 2013 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  7. Vet

    Lets deal with america problems. The repubics would raise the debt ceiling for war but shut down the government for americans. Let the republicans and their families go fight syria. They called hurricane katrina victims , refugees. Repubics hate the united states!

    August 29, 2013 02:41 am at 2:41 am |