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Obama says inaction in Syria will encourage future use of weapons of mass destruction
Speaking to the American people from the east room of the White House, president Barack Obama stressed that inaction in Syria will only encourage the future use of weapons of mass destruction.
"When dictators commit atrocities, they depend on the world to look the other way until those horrifying pictures fade from memory, but these things happened. The facts cannot be denied. The question now is what the united states of American and the international community is prepared to do about it," Obama said.
The president acknowledged that U.S. citizens are sick and tired of war.
He said targeted strikes in Syria would have a specific objective and would not involve troops on the ground, as with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Neither would it involve an extended air campaign, as in Libya or Kosovo.