President Obama: "Some communities had to be protected, in case there was a chemical attack, and they didn't have hazmat suits."
The US after 9/11, not Syria. He didn't mention Syria at all, just talked about "working with our key partners in the region and beyond."
"We're willing to engage with regional partners, so that we can craft an anti-terrorism strategy." Could be talking about Iran. "Iraq will have a variety of partners."