Friday's HOT MIC
It's a Washington Post story, so click at your own risk -- but here's the gist.
The Syrian government has retained an unspecified amount of chemical weapons and dispersed its aircraft following a U.S. cruise missile attack earlier this month, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday.
Mattis spoke alongside his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, as part of a tour of the Middle East, and addressed reports that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still had a significant amount of chemical weapons.
“There can be no doubt in the international community’s mind that Syria has retained chemical weapons in violation of its agreement and its statement that it had removed them all. There is no longer any doubt,” he told reporters.
Mattis did not provide any evidence to back up his claim.
Oh... I dunno... a bunch of dead civilians, killed by sarin nerve agent a couple weeks ago in an ambush by the Assad regime, could be seen by some as evidence that the Assad regime might still have some chemical weapons.
But we wouldn't want WaPo to commit to that, not after none other than Susan Rice and John Kerry had assured us -- with apparent credulity on the part of WaPo -- that all of Assad's chemical weapons had been safely removed and disposed of.
Almost 100 days into the Trump Administration, and they're still covering for Obama.
That's never going to end, is it?