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This morning's news from the White House included "proof" that sarin gas was used by the Assad regime in the recent engagement in Syria where over a thousand civilians were killed.

Sorry, but I can never hear any such assertion, by any White House, without recalling Colin Powell's very public avowals that we had "irrefutable proof" that Saddam Hussein had both weapons of mass destruction and had tried to purchase yellowcake uranium from Niger.

Both statements were complete, deliberate lies, and will forever shadow and haunt all future State Department claims of possessing "proofs" that can justify going to war.

The US's job right now is to sit back and wait for the UN report.  If the US has proof that sarin was used, fine--the UN will also find the same evidence.  But to get out ahead of the UN, at the risk of being contradicted by real proof that is conclusive, the US exposes itself yet again to a charge of over-eagerness to bomb Arabs and Muslims.

So Secretary Kerry, take your damn leadfoot off the gas pedal.  This vehicle will arrive at its proper destination of its own accord.


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Should the US rely on its assesment of whether sarin gas was used by Assad or wait until the UN issues its report?

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