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Obama on Syrian WMDs: 'Going to Be a Game Changer'

2:53 PM, Apr 26, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Obama said today that "weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations" would be, in his words, "a game changer." Via the pool report:

At 2:07 the pool was ushered into the Oval Office for a spray with POTUS before his private meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Obama spoke for 6 minutes about Jordan and the US's goal to work together on Syria.
"Our goal is to create a stable Syria where citizens are not at risk."

"To use weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations crosses another line in terms of international norms and laws.. That's going to be a game changer," he said.

UPDATE: Here's the text, via the White House transcript:

So we’re going to be pursuing a very vigorous investigation ourselves, and we’re going to be consulting with our partners in the region as well as the international community and the United Nations to make sure that we are investigating this as effectively and as quickly as we can.

But I meant what I’d said, and I will repeat that it’s, obviously, horrific as it is when mortars are being fired on civilians and people are being indiscriminately killed.  To use potential weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations crosses another line with respect to international norms and international law.  And that is going to be a game changer.

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