“[The Assad regime’s] escalating use of chemical weapons threatens the national security of the United States,” said White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice at the New America Foundation on Monday.
This is the old liberal ruse - defending human rights while pretending it's defending national security.
Oh, it does not. Susan Rice, you are a smart person and there are myriad ethical and legal arguments you can make to support your cause, but the notion that U.S. security is credibly threatened by Assad is so cynical it borders on insult. Those of us who do not agree with your point of view here are not stupid.