DETROIT (WWJ) – President Barack Obama says he’s considering a limited and narrow military action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria’s government carried out last week.
WWJ’s Beth Fisher has reaction from an area expert on the Middle East.
University of Dearborn Political Science Professor Ron Stockton says President Barack Obama has painted himself into a corner.
“Obama has said the use of chemical weapons would be a red line at which we would intervene,” noted Stockton. “The problem with a red line is that someone else determines your policy, once they do something then you basically lose all of your options and this is where Obama is right now.”
Stockton says the Middle East is dangerous with uprisings and extremist elements and he says if the U.S. accidentally de-stabilizes Syria , it could be very dangerous.
He says much of the world doesn’t support U.S. military action against Syria.