Thursday, September 11, 2014

An Arms Control Victory?

President Obama on September 10th:

It is America that helped remove and destroy Syria’s declared chemical weapons so that they can’t pose a threat to the Syrian people or the world again.

Also on Wednesday:

On Wednesday, a report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), following an investigation by its own fact-finding mission, concluded that it has "compelling confirmation" that a toxic chemical has been used "repeatedly" as a weapon in Syria. ...

Philip Hammond, the British foreign secretary, condemned the Assad regime's use of chlorine gas.

"The systematic and repeated use of chlorine in northern Syria and the consistent reports from witnesses of the presence of helicopters at the times of the attacks leave little doubt as to the Assad regime's culpability," said a Foreign Office statement.

The Kerry-Lavrov deal on Syria is something the Obama administration boasts about.

God save us from more such victories.