I saw the 60 Minutes segment on Syria last night which showed images of people in the throes of death following sarin gas attacks by the Assad regime in 2013.
Needless to say, the images were horrific. But I agree with their decison to show them.
What I object to is this one sentence from the report:
With the threat of airstrikes, President Obama forced Assad to give up his chemical arsenal.
This is simply nonsense. It wasn’t President Obama who forced Assad to give up his arsenal, it was a deal brokered by the Russians in September 2013. OK, it was officially and the Russians and the Obama Administration, but it was Vladimir Putin’s initiative.
It is interesting that Scott Pelley didn’t see fit to mention Obama drew a red line when it came to Syria using chemical weapons and then they crossed it without facing the consequences. This isn’t exactly a small detail.
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