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Thursday, June 21, 2012

More 'smart diplomacy': Obama's Syria policy a confirmed failure

Jennifer Rubin reports that President Obama's attempt to reach a unified policy on Syria with Russia and China are now officially a failure. But don't expect that to change the policy.
The Iran talks have been exposed as a dud. The same on Syria:
President Barack Obama admitted late Tuesday that, despite his fervent in-person appeals, leaders of Russia and China had not “signed on” to his diplomatic campaign for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as part of a plan to end the country’s bloody violence.
Obama described his meetings Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tuesday with Chinese President Hu Jintao as “very candid” and “intensive” on the issue of Syria and the question of Assad’s removal.
“If you’re asking me whether they signed on to that proposition, I don’t think it would be fair to say that they are there yet,” Obama said at a press conference in Mexico, where he was attending a summit of the Group of 20 nations
Rather than do something else (such as lead a coalition excluding Russia and China), Obama will obsessively stick with the fruitless option. (“I’m going to keep on making the argument. And my expectation is, is that at some point there’s a recognition that it’s hard to envision a better future for Syria while Assad is still there.”) Sigh. He really doesn’t have a clue what to do — or doesn’t want to do anything.
Four more years anyone?

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