The truth-tellers in the media have bypassed another opportunity to call out the Obama Administration for telling bold-faced lies. The New York Times broke a story Sunday revealing that the former administration “knew” Syria’s president Bashir-al-Assad had more chemical weapons hidden, despite John Kerry, President Obama, and Susan Rice telling the American people that they had destroyed all of Assad’s chemical weapons. Yet the networks have ignored these reports, not giving any airtime since the first story broke.
This started when Obama condemned Assad’s chemical attacks with his infamous “red line” threat in 2012. A year later, Assad ignored this, releasing his largest scale chemical attack to date. At the time, the media took a backseat in criticizing Obama for letting Assad get away with this, giving the news barely any coverage or criticism.
Instead of taking military action, Obama agreed to a deal proposed by Russian President Putin, to allow Russia to remove Assad’s declared chemical weapons in 2013. In the months to follow, many of his weapons were destroyed.
The president congratulated himself on his handling of the situation, bristling at his critics on the right that he didn’t need to use military action because his method was working:
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