Russian proposal buries the president’s promise of success
In his prime-time speech on Tuesday night, President Obama tried to make a convincing case for intervening in the Syrian civil war. He failed. It wasn’t enough for the president to describe Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons against his own people. To succeed, he had to persuade a skeptical public to get behind his plan for punishing the Syrian regime, by showing that U.S. intervention would advance U.S. security. This he could not do.
His decision to postpone a congressional vote to consider Russia’s proposal to have Mr. Assad turn over his chemical weapons to international inspectors is similarly unlikely to win much popular support.… Seguir leyendo »