September 10, 2013
Obama Got Played by Putin and Assad
Julia Ioffe, The New Republic
This, apparently, is how diplomacy happens these days: Someone makes an off-hand remark at a press conference and triggers an international chain reaction that turns an already chaotic and complex situation completely on its head, and gives everyone a sense that, perhaps, this is the light at the end of the indecision tunnel.
TAGGED: Barack Obama, Chemical Weapons, Bashar Al-Assad, Vladimir Putin, Russia, John Kerry, Syria