February 5, 2014

Obama's Syria Chemical Claims Challenged, Again

Jean MacKenzie, Global Post

The Associated Press

“We are not saying that the Syrian government did not do it,” Postol said. “But the intelligence cited by the administration was wrong. It was a fortunate escape from a catastrophic error.”

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TAGGED: Chemical Weapons, Syria, Barack Obama


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