See for yourself why it’s called “fake news”…
Remember in the second Gulf War how the left said Iraq had NO chemical weapons? Then our troops found them. It was also pointed out that Iraq was believed to have sent much of their Chemical arsenal to Syria for safekeeping…and the left howled that it was a lie. Then the dims apparently got all such weapons out of Syria, you know, the weapons they said never existed. Then Syria used the weapons that they never had, and had surrendered up to Obama…
Let me make this perfectly clear…the current mess in the middle east is 100% the fault of democrats, Obama, and Mrs Clinton. Period. Their “smart power,” “lead from behind,” and “arab spring” policies cleared the way for several semi-functional nations to implode into chaos. Many, many more people would be breathing oxygen today if not for the left. Before Hillary and Obama, Syria was safe and Christians, Jews, and muslims all lived there in relative peace. Egypt was a tourist attraction. Whatever comes of this mess, remember that it was not even a problem…before the dim-o-crats…
Reports on Tuesday revealed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies again targeted civilians in a deadly attack where chemical weapons were used. The attack was one of the worst chemical attacks in the six-year Syrian civil war.
Rewind back to the fall of 2013, when the Obama administration was working with Syrian and Russian leaders to ensure that Assad’s stockpile of chemical weapons would be turned over and destroyed. A deal was reached, and the Obama administration and fellow Democrats applauded the achievement. The agreement was struck a year after former President Barack Obama drew his now infamous “red line” in August 2012, when he threatened military action against Assad if he used chemical weapons.
For several years, Democratic lawmakers and Obama administration officials touted that Syria turned over “100 percent” of its chemical weapon stockpile.
“It turns out we are getting chemical weapons out of Syria without initiating a strike,” Obama said.
“We struck a deal where we got a hundred percent of the chemical weapons out,” then-Secretary of State John Kerry said.
The Obama White House even tweeted out a statement promoting its achievement.
In May 2015, Bloomberg reported that Assad used chemical weapons after the Obama administration declared Syria had turned over its entire stockpile. Obama dismissed the report and said chlorine is not “historically” considered a chemical weapon–despite chlorine gas being one of the world’s first chemicals weaponized for modern warfare.
After the report, Obama administration officials continued to say that Syria turned over all of its chemical weapons.
Then-White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest went on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and said four times that Assad did not have a chemical weapons stockpile.
“Right now, Bashar al-Assad doesn’t have a declared chemical weapon stockpile,” Earnest said in September 2015.
Before leaving office, Obama was asked in a “60 Minutes” interview if he would have done things differently when it came to Syria.
“Would you take it back?” Steve Kroft asked Obama, referring to the red-line comment.
“I would have, I think, made a bigger mistake if I had said, ‘Eh, chemical weapons. That doesn’t really change my calculus.’ 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,” Obama said. “And, regardless of how it ended up playing, I think–in the Beltway, what is true is Assad got rid of his chemical weapons.”