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September 15, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Q. What is the agreement?  

A. Following talks in Geneva, the US and Russia have agreed to work on a UN Security Council resolution that would secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stocks and remove its capability to produce such weapons. The resolution would come under Chapter 7 of the UN charter, which allows for military action. But US officials have acknowledged that Russia would veto such a step and they do not contemplate seeking authorisation for the use of force.

The Independent, “Obama defends Geneva chemical weapons deal as Syria claims ‘victory’”

 

Scott Pelley: Is the only agreement you would accept one in which we can be assured that all of Syria’s chemical weapons are destroyed?

President Obama: I– you know, I think it’s premature for me to start drafting language. I think, I want to see what exactly is being proposed and in the interim, it is very important for Congress and the American people to recognize that we would not be getting even ticklers like this if it weren’t for the fact that we were serious about potentially taking action in the absence of some sort of movement.

60 Minutes, 9/15/2013

 

Hence, the cooing coverage of this weekend’s “agreement.” A “deal” that pretends to be about chemical-weapons inspections is, in fact, a deal that “the U.S. will not interfere in Syria’s civil war.” Under the absurd plans to send international inspectors into a war zone is an agreement by Obama and Putin that what happened to a U.S. client in Egypt and a French client in Tunisia and an Anglo-American-French client in Libya will not be permitted to happen to a Russo-Iranian client in Syria.

Whether Obama knows that’s what he’s signed on to is unclear.

Mark Steyn

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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The sad thing is that Obama has actually grown a significant amount since he first took office.

30 weeks ago
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Yeah, now he knows a bit of what he doesn't know. But he's still at least 20 years from being qualified to be elected to a City Parks Commission office.
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What happened to a US client in Egypt?
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To be sure, Obama has a litany of flaws and failures, copious enough to fill several books. And of course, they do literally fill several books, documentaries, websites, radio talk shows, ad infinitum. Yet, I can't help but think that many of his failures and weaknesses might be ameliorated if he would just SHUT UP!

My dear old daddy once told me, "Son, if you're in a hole, stop digging." Obama could learn a lot from this.
30 weeks ago
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Please, let the man talk and talk and talk until he pontificates himself into the same corner of history as Jimmy Carter. Let him make himself clear, let him make no mistake about it, let him use his greatest asset to his own undoing.

Thus it is with the arrogant, for they cannot see or sense their own flaws and refuse to accept the caution of those around them.

By all means, urge him to speak more, not less. We really don't have to listen to the pompous drivel.
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Yep, many of Obama's mistakes can be traced to his mouth which he runs far too often, and far too long.

But Obama's problem is, that the only thing he can do, is talk, not that he's a particularly good communicator. If he was, he would know when to shut up. But look at his record, every time there's a crisis, he either goes haring 0ff on another fundraiser, or he gives a speech, or both. And most of the hot air he spews is recycled, anyway. It's when he's trying to say something he hasn't said before, or that isn't scripted on his teleprompter, that he usually gets in trouble.
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Even a fool, when he is silent, is considered wise.
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