FLASHBACK: Obama’s National Security Adviser Said Chemical Weapons Were Gone In Syria
That paragon of truth, former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice, bragged as recently as January that the Obama Administration successfully removed chemical weapons from Syria, a claim that seems ludicrous in light of the Syrian regime’s use of sarin gas in its attack on Idlib this week.
Rice told NPR:
We were able to find a solution that didn't necessitate the use of force that actually removed the chemical weapons that were known from Syria, in a way that the use of force would never have accomplished. Our aim in contemplating the use of force following the use of chemical weapons in August of 2013 was not to intervene in the civil war, not to become involved in the combat between Assad and the opposition, but to deal with the threat of chemical weapons by virtue of the diplomacy that we did with Russia and with the Security Council. We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile.
Tell that to the Syrian children who suffocated to death from the recent attack. In the understatement of the century from government officials, Reuters reported:
That seems a reasonable enough assumption.
"We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile."
Rice’s record of honesty and integrity is unassailable, as is well known, given her insistence that the Benghazi attack was the result of an Internet video, her comments regarding Bowe Bergdahl, and her claim that she knew nothing about unmasking Trump officials' identities in intelligence reports.