US President Barack. Obama said he still favors a missile strike against Syria as punishment for a chemical weapons attack, but wants to wait for "the international community to work its will."
“Over the last few days we’ve seen some encouraging signs,”Obama said in a televised address from the White House Tuesday night. “This initiative has the potential to remove chemical weapons without the use of force.”
The president again laid out the facts of Syria’s war atrocity and said the attack cannot go unpunished.
“The facts cannot be denied,” Mr. Obama said. “The question now is what the United States of America, and the international community, is prepared to do about it.”