First of all, I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are [inaudble] and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red line when it indicated that in a piece of legislation entitled the Syria Accountability Act that some of the horrendous things happening on the ground there need to be answered for...That is the president of the United States talking. That is also a moral coward talking. And yes, that means the current president of the United States is a moral coward. That's not even up to the level of moral cowardice that went by the phrase "leading from behind." It's just hiding - hiding behind Congress, behind "the world," behind anything and everyone he can find nearby, anything to avoid taking responsibility for his own decisions.
By the way, Syria is one of those countries that did not sign on to the Geneva Convention Protocols against the Manufacture, Dissemination, Stockpiling, and Use of Chemical Weapons. So if 98% of the world does sign on to it, does that mean nations that don't are just out of luck? An overwhelming number of nations have signed on to the International Criminal Court, too (the U.S. and Syria are among those who have not). Does this nonsense mean we have even though we haven't?