The Daily Caller reports:
White House officials are aggressively downplaying the growing evidence that Syria’s government has twice crossed a national security “red line” announced by President Barack Obama.
The announced “red line” was intended to deter the embattled Syrian dictatorship, headed by Bashar al-Assad, from using chemical weapons against the various Islamist and local rebel factions now trying to seize the capital city of Damascus.
“I think what the Assad regime needs to know is that we are watching this incredibly closely,” a White House official told reporters Thursday afternoon. “Were he to undertake any additional use [of chemical weapons], he would be doing so under very careful monitoring from us and the international community.”