"Despite being humiliated by backing down on his pledge to initiate military action against Syria if they used chemical weapons, Democrats celebrated the removal of WMD from Syria by Russia as a triumph for President Obama.
What do you suppose they're thinking today, following the largest poison gas attack by Syria against civilians last week?
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 deal was reached after President Barack Obama drew his now infamous "red-line," where 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 their achievement.— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) August 18, 2014
In May 2015, Bloomberg reported that Assad used chemical weapons after the Obama administration declared that Syria turned over all their chemical weapon stockpile. Obama dismissed the report and said that chlorine isn't "historically" considered a chemical weapon.
After the report, Obama administration officials continued to say that Syria turned over all their chemical weapons. Then White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest went on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and said four times that Assad didn't have a chemical weapon stockpile. "Right now, Bashar al-Assad doesn't have a declared chemical weapon stockpile," Earnest said in September 2015.
Only a liberal Democrat could tout the total humiliation of a president who failed utterly to follow through on his given word and take out Syria's WMD.
President Trump rightly blamed the president's failure to enforce his red line for the brutal gas attack last week. While observers have yet to discover precisely what gas was used, experts on the ground are saying chlorine wasn't the only substance deployed and that perhaps sarin gas was part of the attack.
And we were supposed to trust these people when it came to calling out Iran for cheating on the nuclear deal?" -- Rick Moran