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.