Obama: Need More Facts on Syria

Obama reaffirmed that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would cross a red line, but that he needs more information before making a decision, and even then stopped short of promising military action. “What we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of Syria, but we don’t know how they were used, when they were used, who used them,” he said. If chemical weapons were used, he said, the administration would have to “rethink the range of options that are available to us.” When a reporter asked whether Obama had lost his “juice,” citing recent defeats on gun control and the sequester, Obama laughed it off. “If you put it that way, maybe I should just pack up and go home,” he joked.