By Kyle Balluck
National Security Adviser Susan Rice took to Twitter Saturday morning to bolster the White House's case for military strikes against Syria to prevent "attacks on innocents using world's most heinous weapons."
There is no question that Assad regime used CW indiscriminately against Syrian people on Aug 21.— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) August 31, 2013
Rice also tweeted that the administration now has to decide how to punish the Assad regime and prevent it from using chemical weapons again.
Question now is how to hold Syrian govt accountable, keep Assad from using CW again.— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) August 31, 2013
The former United Nations ambassador also stressed that President Obama and administration officials are in contact with lawmakers and other governments.
POTUS, Administration, are in close touch with Congress, partners and allies.— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) August 31, 2013
Finally, Rice stressed the role U.S. security plays in any decision regarding a military response.
As Sec Kerry said, core of decision is U.S. security + preventing attacks on innocents using world’s most heinous weapons— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) August 31, 2013