United States President Barack Obama said on Thursday he does not regret stepping back from his "red line" on the use of chemical weapons by Bashar Al-Assad's regime in Syria.
"The perception was that my credibility was at stake, that America's credibility was at stake. And so for me to press the pause button at that moment, I knew, would cost me politically," said the president.
Critics argue that Obama's decision did damage to American credibility that will not be healed quickly or easily. (READ MORE)