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Syria: Putin blinked as Obama made Russia own the war

by | 16th, September 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Putin says Syria's bid to join chemical weapons treaty proves seriousness of its intentions. Speaking at a summit of an international security grouping dominated by Russia and China, Putin said Friday the move showed that Syria has "serious intentions to embark on that path." (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)

ON Syria… Putin blinked. President Obama:

“Had we rolled out something that was very smooth and disciplined and linear, they would have graded it well, even if it was a disastrous policy. We know that, because that’s exactly how they graded the Iraq war.”

And Putin?

“I welcome him being involved. I welcome him saying, ‘I will take responsibility for pushing my client, the Assad regime, to deal with these chemical weapons.’”

Aha! And with that Obama diverts attention and makes Russia take ownership of the war.


Posted: 16th, September 2013 | In: Politicians Comment | TrackBack | Permalink