Obama’s legacy is beginning to erode after two of his former officials are now throwing his administration under the bus regarding Syria’s chemical weapons.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Dan Shapiro, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel and National Security Council senior official to Obama, responded favorably on Twitter to President Trump’s bombing of a Syrian military base following al-Assad’s suspected involvement behind deadly chemical attacks on his own people last week.
And then, while Shapiro said Obama’s 2013 deal with Russia to eliminate Assad’s chemical weapons successfully destroyed his declared arsenal, he added that it fell far short of eliminating the full supply.
“We always knew Syria likely squirreled away some residual undeclared stocks and/or production capability, now proven by Idlib strike,” Shapiro wrote after suggesting that revisionist historians were covering up for the Obama administration’s failure.
Tony Blinken, Obama’s former Deputy Secretary of State, made similar remarks to the New York Times, saying, "We always knew we had not gotten everything, that the Syrians had not been fully forthcoming in their declaration."
These newest statements fly in the face of former Secretary of State John Kerry’s claim that “100 percent of the chemical weapons” in Syria were gone and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s claim that “we were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile.”
Even the Washington Post is now calling Rice’s statement last January completely false.
Read the full Free Beacon story here.
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