President Obama announced on Saturday that after conferring with his national security advisors “military action” is a necessary response to the heinous chemical weapons attack carried out by the Assad regime two weeks ago. “This attack is assault on human dignity,” the President said. Obama went on to say that not responding to the attack was a “serious threat” to national security. Not responding to the attack, the President argued, would risk a “global mockery” of international norms and be an immediate threat to U.S. allies in the region and risk “proliferation” to terrorist groups who would attack the United States.
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