I quoted Samantha Power on her disappointed hopes that Iran would join the Obama administration in holding the Syrian regime accountable for its use of chemical weapons. In his interviews yesterday, Obama made a similar observation more or less to the same effect. Here is how he put it in his interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News:
Keep in mind that even Assad’s allies recognize that he crossed the line in using chemical weapons. Iran was itself subjected to chemical weapons used by Saddam Hussein. Their population remembers what terrible weapons these are.
I would guess that this is a deep thought that Power planted with Obama. Whatever the case, they think it is a point worth making and repeating, although it betrays their utter cluelessness.