This is what President Obama said about Syria Tuesday night during his State of the Union address:
“....Obama says American diplomacy – coupled with his threat last August to use force against Mr. Assad – “is why Syria’s chemical weapons are being eliminated.” Beyond that, he said, the US “will continue to work with the international community to usher in the future the Syrian people deserve – a future free of dictatorship, terror, and fear.” CLICK HERE FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE
And here is today’s news with what the State Department is saying about Syria Thursday:
The Obama administration acknowledged on Thursday that the regime has shipped out less than 5 percent of its chemical arms. The country is weeks behind schedule, and may miss next week’s deadline to ship all its chemical agents out of the country…..
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with his Russian counterpart earlier in the week about the concerns, and asked for Moscow’s help.
“This is not rocket science here. They’re dragging their feet,” she said. “We need them to pick up those feet and run with this and move forward in moving the chemical weapons stockpile to the port.”
Note: I have the President’s SOTU speech on my desk in my office. On Monday I will re read his remarks to make sure that the newspaper account above is correct. I would prefer to go directly to the source myself.