According to the Middle-Eastern Review of International Affairs (MERIA), mustard gas or another blistering agent has been used against Kurds in the Kobani area.
Despite the numerous reports by NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the New York Times now reports that U.S. troops found nearly 5,000 abandoned chemical weapons in Iraq from 2004 to 2011. Additionally, the Times reports that U.S. forces repeatedly came under chemical attack in Iraq.
With these revelations in mind, why does Obama continue to insist on using our military as a branch of the World Health Organization even when he has to admit that his air campaign is insufficient to protect our allies? According to Josh Earnest, White House Press Secretary:
Air strikes will have an impact, but that impact is constrained by the fact that there aren’t forces on the ground.