Monday, 16 January 2017
Obama doesn't regret 'red line' over Syria conflict
' "I think it was important for me as president of the United States to send a message that in fact there is something different about chemical weapons," he added. "And regardless of how it ended up playing, I think in the Beltway, what is true is Assad got rid of his chemical weapons." '
He simply ignored all his critics, including Syrians, outside the Beltway. Assad continues to attack with chemical weapons to this day, and as he only handed over those weapons he chose to declare, probably still has a stock of sarin. What is true is that in order to dismantle non-existent Iranian nuclear weapons without firing a shot, President Obama let Assad, Iran and Russia fire as many bullets into the the Syrian people as they wished.