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White House Proclaims "Exceptional" Obama Deserves Credit For Any Syrian Deal

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It will likely come as no surprise but the political one-up-manship continues as the Obama White House try to rescue themselves from a face-melting Putin Op-Ed... As Politico reports, WH press secretary Jay Carney stated: “If we were to see a situation unfold where Assad were to give up his chemical weapons to international supervision that would be an enormous accomplishment ... would be due to the decisions made by the Russian leadership but also the decisions made by the United States, by the president, to take the approach he has taken in response to the horrifying use of chemical weapons on his own people." Feeling the need to make one more jab at the Russians, Carney added, "The United States, in part because it is an exceptional nation, is called upon the lead in situations like this." Indeed, that's what it felt like eh? Under control the whole time...

Via Politico,

President Barack Obama would deserve some credit if the Syrian crisis is ultimately resolved with the Assad regime relinquishing its chemical weapons, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday.

 

“If we were to see a situation unfold where Assad were to give up his chemical weapons to international supervision that would be an enormous accomplishment and it would represent a wholesale change to where Syria and Russia were … three weeks ago,” Carney said.

 

“That would be due to the decisions made by the Russian leadership but also the decisions made by the United States, by the president, to take the approach he has taken in response to the horrifying use of chemical weapons on his own people.”

 

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Carney didn’t respond directly when asked if the prestige and credibility of the United States is also on the line.

 

The United States, in part because it is an exceptional nation, is called upon the lead in situations like this,” Carney said. “That is what this president and this country has been doing.”

Naturally, should the military standoff re-escalate, and lead to all out war, dragging in Japan, Europe, the middle east, and China, we doubt Obama will be quite as enthused in taking credit for starting World War III...

 

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