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  •  Paneta said that "it absolutely (0+ / 0-)

    was the threat of the attack that caused Putin to act."

    He said they have been talking with the Russians for almost 30 months to get them to intervene, at least to allow the UN to start sanctions.

    They were only selling war as part of this brilliant plan for this super-secret diplomatic move.
    That's your strawman. The President was making it absolutely clear that he was planning a limited attack with no boots on the ground. That's not war. And he was not trying to sell it. He was planning to do it if Putin/Assad didn't do what he, Obama had demanded.

    Kerry's "slip" contained a deadline.

    No agreement had been reached. Obama didn't want an agreement. He wanted action.

    Now comes the push to move the action along.

    I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

    by samddobermann on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 07:39:23 PM PDT

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