Anne-Marie Slaughter, who served as the director of policy planning under former President Barack Obama, praised the recent missile strike in Syria for drawing a line and saying the United States won’t tolerate the regime’s use of chemical weapons.
On Saturday, Slaughter tweeted her support for the strike on the basis that she believes the U.S., United Kingdom, and France “did the right thing.”
“It will not stop the war nor save the Syrian people from many other horrors,” she tweeted. “It is illegal under international law.”
However, she concluded, “It at least draws a line somewhere and says enough.”
I believe that the US, UK, & France did the right thing by striking Syria over chemical weapons. It will not stop the war nor save the Syrian people from many other horrors. It is illegal under international law. But it at least draws a line somewhere & says enough.
— Anne-Marie Slaughter (@SlaughterAM) April 14, 2018
On Friday night, the three nations joined forces and fired 105 missiles into Syria to destroy three targets that help produce and carry out chemical attacks.
Since President Donald Trump didn’t get congressional approval before he ordered the strike, the legality of the decision has been called into question.
Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley echoed Slaughter’s sentiments during a special U.N. meeting, during which she declared that when Trump draws a red line, he enforces it.
“If the Syrian regime uses this poisonous gas again, the United States is locked and loaded,” she explained.
The strike has been met with a mix of reactions, and on Saturday, Trump praised the attack for being “perfectly executed” and producing the best possible result.