Obama says struggling over whether to intervene in Syria

By REUTERS
January 28, 2013 05:03



WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said he has been wrestling with the question whether a US military intervention in Syria's 22-month-old civil war would help resolve the bloody conflict or make things worse.





In a pair of interviews, Obama responded to critics who say the United States has not been involved enough in Syria, where thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced according to UN officials. Transcripts of both interviews were released on Sunday.





The United States has called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, and has recognized an opposition coalition - but has stopped short of authorizing US arming of rebels to overthrow Assad.



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