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November 27, 2014

Our Best Chance to Avoid War With Syria?

Dan Drezner: “It started with an offhand suggestion by John Kerry that Syria could avoid external military intervention by giving up a chemical weapons stockpile… Then a funny thing happened — Russia embraced the proposal, Syria’s government responded positively as well, and then President Obama signaled cautious support.”

“I’d tell them to take this deal — it’s a foreign policy gift from the gods… Despite a series of mistakes, screw-ups, u-turns, and flubs, it’s possible that the Obama administration can, at the end of the day, claim credit for forcing Syria’s regime into relinquishing its chemical weapons stockpile.”

  • DCDemocrat

    Actually, the “gift from the gods” line recalls to mind that Pope Francis rallied the world to fast and pray last Saturday for peace in Syria.

  • ExistentialKid

    IF only…

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