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Re­caps are al­ways help­ful as the week be­gins, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to the evolv­ing sit­u­a­tion in Syria fol­low­ing a three-na­tion bomb­ing mis­sion to sup­press the na­tion’s chem­i­cal weapons pro­gram.

“We went af­ter their mas­sive re­search fa­cil­ity which was the heart of their chem­i­cal weapons pro­gram and we went af­ter their pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity. So this was very strong at­tack on the chem­i­cal weapons pro­gram. We were not look­ing for war. That’s the last thing the pres­i­dent wanted was war. We were not look­ing to kill peo­ple. That was not some­thing that in our Amer­i­can val­ues we would want to do,” U.N. Am­bas­sador Nikki Ha­ley told CBS’ Face the Na­tion” on Sun­day.

“We wanted to send a strong mes­sage that they needed to stop the chem­i­cal weapons pro­gram. We wanted with the po­lit­i­cal and diplo­matic ac­tions that we’re tak­ing now. We wanted their friends Iran and Rus­sia to know that we meant busi­ness and that they were go­ing to be feel­ing the pain from this as well. But our goal was not to start a war and our goal was not to kill peo­ple,” Mrs. Ha­ley noted.

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