Jay Carney says Americans ‘appreciate’ a president who can’t make a decision

White House press secretary Jay Carney responded to criticism of President Obama’s shifting views on the Syrian crisis during Thursday’s press briefing, saying that the American people “appreciate” his lack of decisiveness.

Fox News’ senior White House correspondent Ed Henry asked Carney about Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker’s disappointment in Obama’s indecisiveness on whether to use military strikes in Syria.

“When it comes to our approach to this problem in Syria, the president has been very clear about the need to respond and why it’s important that [Syrian President Bashar al-] Assad be held accountable,” Carney said, according to Roll Call.

“I would simply say that, when it comes to being commander-in-chief, I think the American people, at least in my assessment, appreciate a commander-in-chief who takes in new information and doesn’t, you know, celebrate decisiveness for the sake of decisiveness.”

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
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