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President Obama: No Final Decision On Syria

President Obama said today that he hasn't made a decision on Syria yet, but his words indicate that he wants a limited strike against them as a deterrent against the further use of chemical weapons.

Obama: This kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well established international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region, like Israel and Turkey and Jordan and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us.

The world has an obligation to make sure that we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. Now I have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm.

This kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region, like Israel and Turkey and Jordan and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us. The world has an obligation to make sure that we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. Now I have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm.

In a new NBC poll, Nearly 80 percent want congressional approval on Syria and 50% believe we shouldn't intervene at all.

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