Putin Saves Obama

You have to almost feel sorry for Barack Obama. Almost. He drew a red line at the use of chemical weapons in Syria (although he now insists he totally didn’t) only to see Syria stomp over it. He had — to his credit — done the right thing and gone to Congress. But it looked like Congress would reject his request to authorize the use of force. And just when things can’t get any worse, his Secretary of State becomes a late-night punchline by claiming the attacks will be “unbelievable small”.

There’s only one thing for it: Vladimir Putin to the resc- … wait, what?

Syria said Tuesday it has accepted Russia’s proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for subsequent dismantling.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Tuesday after meeting with Russian parliament speaker that his government quickly “agreed to the Russian initiative.”

Al-Moallem added that Syria did so to “uproot U.S. aggression.”

His statement sounded more definitive than his remarks Monday, when he said that Damascus welcomed Russia’s initiative.

Meanwhile, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that Russia is now working with Syria to prepare a detailed plan of action, which will be presented shortly.

Lavrov said that Russia will then be ready to finalize the plan together with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

The Obamabots are contending that this was Obama’s secret intention all along (a statement belied by the Administration’s claims of last week). Maybe this was all a smoke screen by the Obama people. But they have never really crossed me as that clever or that subtle.

If I had to guess, I would say this is just Putin outsmarting Obama. This is a pretty good deal for the Russians. They sell chemical weapons to Syria, they store the chemical weapons for Syria and they look good on the diplomatic stage. Putin looks like the accomplished diplomat compared to the stumbling, bumbling Obama and his idiotic Igor of a Secretary of State.

Well played, guys. It’s a good think you weren’t at Yalta.

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  1. TxAg94

    It is already being spun by all the usual suspects as being the plan all along. Troll the web and the ONLY reporting you’ll see about it is those claiming Obama was in control all along. Total bullshit but it will sell far and wide.

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  2. Seattle Outcast

    Makes you wonder what he had to give Putin in return – it’s not as if this was a freebie just for the sake of helping out Jarrett Obama…

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  3. Section8

    This went from I’m going to give them such a spanking to can I at least give them a 5 minute time out? Just a little one? How about two minutes? Clearly this was all a master plan to get Russia and Syria to cave in. Just pure genius. Obama got played with poor planning and poor assessment of the current mood of the nation and the situation at hand. I guess foreign affairs are a little more challenging than community organizing. Anyhow, at least for now we can sit back and watch the fumbling around with an agreement that most certainly won’t hold, but as long as we stay out of this crap who cares.

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  4. stogy

    The whole thing was actually my idea. I said it here first ten days ago, and of course the world was listening.

    And then Putin goes and steals the credit. Jeez.

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  5. Mississippi Yankee

    The whole thing was actually my idea. I said it here first ten days ago, and of course the world was listening.

    See you were Kerryesque before you were Kerryesque.

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  6. stogy

    Wait a minute, how do we know you’re not Putin?

    Hear that knocking? Some of my boys from the FSB are popping over for a bit. Shouldn’t hurt too much. Long as you keep real still.

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  7. Thrill

    One thing I’ve learned over the years is that stogy’s grasp of international diplomacy (particularly with regard to the Mideast) is extremely sharp. When I argue with him on the topic I hold back out of caution, not niceness.

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