WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Barack Obama announced on Saturday the United States should take military action against the Syrian regime.
His announcements comes after U.S. intelligence said Syria used chemical weapons on its own people. The President called it the worst chemical weapons attack of the 21st century. He emphasized the danger to our national security.
President Obama said he will see authorization from Congress before he decides to use any force. He said he is confident in the case made by U.S. intelligence without waiting for United Nations inspectors.
"I'm confident we can hold the Assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior and degrade their capacity to carry it out. The chairman of joint chiefs has informed me that we are prepared to strike whenever we choose," said President Obama.
Our military has positioned assets in the region. A debate followed by a vote will be set for Congress as soon as they return to session.