Toss in a little possible assistance from Russia:
Obama backed US into a corner with his red line rhetoric. Seems like Russians are offering a get out clause. Sudden change of tone. Weird.
— Captain Haggerty (@AngelaHaggerty) September 9, 2013
Given the above factors, President Obama can start backing away from that red line that
he “the world” drew:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 9, 2013
So Pres Obama's red line was more like…. Magenta? Or perhaps salmon? #syria
— Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) September 9, 2013
Summary: Obama sets up a red line. Assad pees all over it. Obama talks tough then looks for a way out. Russia gives him a safe exit. #Syria
— İyad el-Baghdadi | إياد البغدادي (@iyad_elbaghdadi) September 9, 2013
Is Obama doing a back peddle on the red line, the one in which he said he didn't actually say but did? This is embarrassing.
— Luke Scully (@Scullybones032) September 9, 2013
Obama's red line gaffe gets us into the Syria mess, and Kerry's gaffe allows Russia to show the world how weak Obama's standing is. #victory
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 9, 2013
Was this entire endeavor just to get out of an irresponsible comment Obama made a year ago?
It's never been about innocent Syrian children. It's all about his stupid redline.#Obama
— mslouliman (@mslouliman) September 9, 2013
We might know for sure before too long.