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The president's apologists have noted that chlorine is not banned

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Submitted by David Koral (United States), May 19, 2015 at 19:19

A few days ago, I scrolled through the bare-knuckles readers' comments on an article reporting Assad's alleged use of chlorine against civilians, and while many criticized the White House for its lack of a meaningful response, many contributors were quick to point out that chlorine, technically, is not banned, as it has several legal applications.

Dr. Pipes and many others may be counting down the months until the day when United States will have a serious commander in chief, but even then, it seems like an uphill battle for the hearts and minds of so many who will stop at nothing to defend the president for allowing such atrocities to continue unabated. Do President Obama's apologists really believe that Assad is helping Syrians clean their swimming pools?

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Chlorine is not banned for everyday uses; it is banned as a weapon.

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