President Obama took one question – click

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The president took one question. Some quick highlights of the quotes.

“A lot of people think something should be done but nobody wants to do it.”

He noted that lots of people, himself included, are “war weary.”

“There is a certain weariness, given Afghanistan. There is a certain suspicion of any military action post-Iraq. And I very much appreciate that. … It’s important for us to recognize that when over a thousand people are killed, including hundreds of innocent children, through the use of a weapon that 98 or 99 percent of humanity says should not be used even in war, and there is no action, then we’re sending a signal… That is a danger to our national security.

He said that whatever the US does, it would not be a “major operation.”

“We are confident that we can provide Congress all the information and get all the input they need. We’re very mindful of that. … but ultimately we don’t want the world to be paralyzed … A lot of people think something should be done but nobody wants to do it.”

Todd J. Gillman

The Dallas Morning News

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