Faced with looming defeat in Congress and threatened by the possibility that truth about the gas disaster might emerge, President Obama chose the better part of valor and backed away from personal disaster.
The interventionist party is enraged. His wife is evidently pleased and Fox News seems unhappy that World War III has not begun.
The speech was so boringly predictable that as someone here suggested I fell asleep immediately after listening and woke up around midnight for the purpose of finding my actual bed as opposed to my "couch potato" bed in front of the idiot box.
Russia saved our collective ass. We ought to be grateful for that. Saying that is not easy for me. I have a lot of celtic blood and am quick to anger and slow to forget. Nevertheless, they saved our asses this time.
Kerry is going to meet with Lavrov in Geneva to work out the details. Kerry will try his smarmy best to have a deal that is impossible for the Syrians or anyone else to execute. That would make it easier for the interventionists to claim that the Syrians are in non-compliance so that they can start this all over again. That is what the interventionists did before Iraq. It worked then and so they will try it again.
I trust that Lavrov will be on guard against this inevitable behavior on the part of the Winter Soldier.
We will see. pl