W.House: US military role in Syria would cause more chaos

Jeff Mason and Alister Bull

WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) - The White House said on

Tuesday it did not believe military intervention in Syria was

the right course of action at this time because it would lead to

greater chaos and carnage.

White House spokesman Jay Carney told a briefing, however,

that the United States had not taken any options - including

military action - off of the table with regard to dealing with

the Syrian crisis.

Earlier on Tuesday, the administration expelled Syria's top

diplomat in Washington following what it described as the

massacre of more than 100 civilians in the Syrian town of Houla.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason and Alister Bull)