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    DeadHead, aseth, aliasalias

    Kerry blundered, and Russia saw an opening. They took it.  Russia has serious and vital interests in the region and does not want to see it attacked. Kerry the pontificator gave them the opening they desired and they have now boxed Obama into a corner, not the other way around.

    Obama is President of a war fatigued country that does not want this newest military adventure. Putin is well aware of this, as evidenced by his NY Times editorial. He saw a gigantic opportunity to not only protect his vital Syrian interests, but put forward a policy that he banked on the American public supporting. And they are and will.

    What choice does Obama now have but to move forward with the Russian policy? It is a sensible policy that his own Secretary of State accidentally endorsed, that the public he governs over is likely to support. Clearly, this was not something Obama waned from the onset or HE would have proposed it.

    I am sorry, but it absurd to suggest "Obama is running rings around him".

    "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained." - Mark Twain

    by Moon Mop on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 08:22:45 PM PDT

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