Thursday, September 12, 2013

At least Bush knew he was being taken for a ride

From Vladimir Putin's ostentatious end-zone dance over Syria on the op-ed page of the New York Times --

No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces, to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists. Reports that militants are preparing another attack — this time against Israel — cannot be ignored.

Can one of the reporters on John Kerry's plane ask him whether (a) he agrees with the above statement or (b) if he disagrees, what point he sees in dealing with a government headed by someone that believes it?

Photo from a 2005 Bush visit to Russia.