Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wouldn't label Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a war criminal in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer Wednesday. (Click play above to watch the discussion Wolf Blitzer had with Clinton and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta)
"We really don't want to be labeling what we see which are clearly disproportionate use of force, human rights abuses, absolutely merciless shelling with heavy weaponry into unarmed civilian areas, even shelling across borders now in Turkey and Lebanon," Clinton said in the exclusive interview that aired on CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.
The Obama administration has been reluctant so far to make the accusation.
The Secretary did say that evidence should be collected so that in the future there could be accountability for the actions.
More of the exclusive interview will air Thursday on Situation Room at 4pET.