Secretary of State John Kerry today compared Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein as he said new lab tests proved that deadly sarin nerve gas was used to kill nearly 1,500 civilians last month.
“Bashar al-Assad now joins a list of Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein who have used these weapons in time of war,” Kerry told NBC’s “Face the Nation.”
Kerry called the murderous attack an “affront against the decency and sensibilities of the world.”
“In the last 24 hours, we have learned through samples that were provided to the United States that have now been tested from first responders in east Damascus and hair samples and blood samples have tested positive for signatures of sarin,” Kerry said.
“So this case is building and this case will build.”
Kerry, who Friday publicly made a strong case for war with Syria before Obama backed off from an attack Saturday, appeared on all five major network and cable Sunday talk shows to defend the president’s decision.
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