Syria Response Not About Regime Change

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney gestures during the daily press briefing at the White House on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in Washington.  Carney said President Barack Obama is weighing his options for a response to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad to slaughter his own people. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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    As President Obama explores a military response to Syria, Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed that the White House hasn’t made a decision to take action yet. “The options that we are considering are not about regime change,” Carney said, when asked if Obama wants to oust Assad. Carney deflected questions about whether the president will convene Congress before making a decision—like David Cameron did. Carney did, however, say that there was no doubt that chemical weapons were used, and that Obama is considering a few options.

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