Obama calls Syria attack 'big event' needing grave concern
August 24 , 2013
President Obama said the alleged chemical attack on Syria requires America's attention. However he also mentioned that the country cannot put an end to Syria's bloody civil war on its own and that international support would be sought before any large-scale action is taken.
Top officials in the Obama administration met to discuss potential military responses to the attack but since the officials were "sharply divided", no decision could be reached even after three-and-a-half hours.
Obama said the government now intends on moving faster in Syria and that the U.S. is still gathering more information. He mentioned that "what we've seen indicates that this is clearly a big event of grave concern."
Meanwhile, another bad sign in regards to Syria is the announcement by UN officials, which says the conflict has now resulted in a million child refugees.