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Flashback: Susan Rice Claimed Obama Removed Chemical Weapons From Syria

In an odd twist to the Syria missile attack story, Susan Rice’s troubles in Washington just got much worse.

She’s already in hot water for having ordered reports on Trump campaign surveillance, likely for political use.

And now it has surfaced that in an interview with NPR just 90 days ago, Rice claimed that the Obama administration had removed chemical weapons from Syria.

But if that’s true, where did they get the nerve gas in last week’s attacks?

And why did Trump need to take out their delivery facilities?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Here’s more from the Weekly Standard…

According to a recent headline from Reuters, “U.S. intelligence agencies suspect Assad did not turn over all chemical weapons stockpile.” The evidence of the recent chemical attack in Syriamakes that declaration little more than stating the obvious. However, back in January in an in interview with NPR, Obama national security adviser Susan Rice was still touting the Obama administration’s success at removing chemical weapons in Syria:

We were able to find a solution that didn’t necessitate the use of force that actually removed the chemical weapons that were known from Syria, in a way that the use of force would never have accomplished. Our aim in contemplating the use of force following the use of chemical weapons in August of 2013 was not to intervene in the civil war, not to become involved in the combat between Assad and the opposition, but to deal with the threat of chemical weapons by virtue of the diplomacy that we did with Russia and with the Security Council. We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile.

Between her dubious public statements on Benghazi, the Bowe Bergdahl desertion, her recent denial that she knew anything about unmasking Trump officials’ identities in intelligence reports, and now this—it would seem Rice has a real problem with credibility.

And here’s a bonus question from National Review’s David French that’s worth pondering in light of the revelation Syria still has chemical weapons. Sleep well:

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