Obama omitted details regarding Syria attack
December 9 , 2013
President Obama wasn't entirely truthful about the chemical weapons attack on Syrian soil in August.
Seymour Hersh of the London Review of Books mentioned that he sometimes presented facts even if they were mere assumptions. He even "omitted important intelligence" at times. "Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country's civil war with access to sarin," Hersh writes.
Moreover, despite reports suggesting that a powerful jihadist group called al-Nusra knew how to produce sarin, the administration never said the group may have been responsible for the attack. "It appears possible that at some point he was directly confronted with contradictory information: evidence strong enough to persuade him to cancel his attack plan, and take the criticism sure to come from Republicans," he writes.