Spinning Syria, Two Months Out

by evanmcmurry

Anybody remember it like this?

In the case of Syria, it was a Russian proposal for President Bashar al-Assad to turn over and destroy his chemical weapons stockpiles, an option the White House seized on as a way of averting a military strike that Mr. Obama first threatened and then backed off from.

A Russian proposal, eh?

I think this is the White House’s subtle way of signaling that John Kerry’s “oopsy-daisy, I accidentally knocked diplomacy everywhere” was more intentional than it was made to appear. Either way, pretending that Sergey Lavrov just one day up and suggested a diplomatic solution that the White House thought was a fine idea is a bit much.

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