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W.H.: Obama deserves credit for any Syrian deal
Politico ^

Posted on 09/12/2013 12:17:15 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

W.H.: Obama deserves credit for any Syrian deal

By REID J. EPSTEIN | 9/12/13 3:05 PM EDT

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.”

Carney’s statement comes after the White House has gone out of its way to say that Russia has invested his prestige in the Syrian conflict.

The country, Carney said, “has put its prestige and credibility on the line” in backing talks to remove chemical weapons from Syria.

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

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TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: putinsyriacheckmate
And when it fails? Oh, I know that answer - Bush.

I think the word narcissism just replaced with B.O's picture in the dictionary.......

1 posted on 09/12/2013 12:17:15 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

all the credit Obama deserves is for “greasing up” before Putin stuck it to him.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 12:21:16 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: Sub-Driver

“After uttering these words, Carney then returned his mouth to the president’s behind, where it stayed for the remainder of the briefing.”


3 posted on 09/12/2013 12:21:41 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s going to be spiking the ball on a lot of dead Christians.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 12:23:10 PM PDT by AU72
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To: mojito

Carney deserves the “straight face” award of the week...


5 posted on 09/12/2013 12:24:07 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Like the rooster bragging about causing the sun to set because he crowed at dusk. (Yes I know it is supposed to be dawn, but this rooster is just f-ed up)


6 posted on 09/12/2013 12:24:39 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Why is our military going to be used as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m surprised Carney got hid head out of Obamas butt long enough to say anything. Carney seems to be enjoying the lies he’s handing us everyday. I would love to see carney behind bars with the Emperor of Community Organizing and Campaigning.


7 posted on 09/12/2013 12:24:48 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Sub-Driver

Meanwhile, Pooty is doing doughnuts in Barry’s front yard.


8 posted on 09/12/2013 12:25:39 PM PDT by BO Stinkss (Democrats own every single ghetto in America - Just a thought.....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Boy, these lowlifes can spin a bucket of poop into pudding, in just no time at all.


9 posted on 09/12/2013 12:25:43 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Carney reminds me of Chip Diller, the sneaky little Omega frat boy played by Kevin Bacon in “Animal House” - “REMAIN CALM!!! ALL IS WELL!!! ALL IS WELL!!!”


10 posted on 09/12/2013 12:25:47 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is this man smiling?

Probably because, in yet another report (Have we reached 1,000 already?), "White House: Putin 'Owns' World's Syria Strategy":

"Essentially, the White House is admitting that Putin is in charge and that America is following his lead. In other words, it is the Russian president driving American foreign policy, and America doesn't even have control over whether or not that policy succeeds or fails!"

11 posted on 09/12/2013 12:26:26 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Sub-Driver

... another place where you can see his cultural heritage. He reminds me of African countries and their scams.... before anything happens they have to be paid. You have to pay for roads, schools, give chiefs money..... before you have any success or profit.
That is a contributing factor to why they are so backwards.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 12:26:57 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone who knows how liberals act would see this was a no-brainer. Putin throws Obama a lifeline. The narcissist Obama grabs it - and - surprise! - claims a huge victory. When it finally comes to light that Assad gave up little or nothing, Obama and the left will blame Putin. Meanwhile, the leftmedia gloats that Obama cleverly maneuvered his way out of a tough situation - that Obama generated with his off-teleprompter talk about ‘crossing red lines’. If there weren’t lives at stake this could rightfully be called a farce.


13 posted on 09/12/2013 12:26:59 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: llevrok

Naw, Putin went in dry..


14 posted on 09/12/2013 12:27:10 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama, America's first woman president..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nonsense.


15 posted on 09/12/2013 12:28:42 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: cardinal4

Over and over...


16 posted on 09/12/2013 12:29:56 PM PDT by toolman1401
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course he gets credit. He is a holder of the Nobel Fleece
Prize.


17 posted on 09/12/2013 12:30:05 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: carriage_hill

Why shouldn’t they spin poop into pudding, the liberals eat it up.


18 posted on 09/12/2013 12:31:07 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Sub-Driver
Should read: "WH will take credit"
WH will blame Bush if it fails. . .
19 posted on 09/12/2013 12:32:42 PM PDT by DeaconRed (I demand answers about Benghazi. Quit sweeping it under the RUG. We lost 4 brave men.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They really trot out obvious lies like this?


20 posted on 09/12/2013 12:40:53 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Jay Carney and the Obama administration are utterly predictable. In fact, I predicted much of this (emphasized by italics) on September 10:

This looks like a win-win for all the players all away around except for Saudi Arabia and its proxies fighting against Iran's proxies in Syria.

Under the terms of such a deal Assad would relinquish chemical weapons which are of marginal utility militarily and of distinct liability in terms of triggering an international reaction which causes Western powers to bring down the Assad regime. In return for this, Assad buys months and months of time to negotiate the terms of the deal and to submit to the complicated on the ground inspection necessary to verify the deal. If the German intelligence intercepts to the effect that the poison gas was used by rogue elements of the Assad forces are accurate, it is clear that Assad might not actually be able to account for or deliver all such weapons. In any event the process of verification will be difficult and protracted which time the Russians will surely exploit.

Meanwhile, Russia will gain diplomatic prestige and, more importantly, cover to expand its naval and military presence in the Levant. It will undoubtedly vastly increase its weapons supplied to Asad which he will use to prosecute his civil war. It is probable that the Russians will become more involved in aiding Assad beyond merely supplying weapons, although they will undoubtedly now supply more sophisticated weapons, and they will probably supply technicians etc.

To the degree that the United States had as its policy the destruction of the Assad regime, that policy has been markedly set back. Obama will be happy, however, because he has been extricated from a self-inflicted humiliation and will crow about removing weapons of mass destruction from Syria and making the world safer etc. If the United States intends to supply weapons to the rebels that will be made far more dangerous by the increased presence of the Russians. Expect the Russians to flex naval muscles in the Mediterranean basin which makes the world a far more dangerous place, not safer as Obama will claim.

The Russia-Iran-Syria axis will have been strengthened and the Saudis will feel even more isolated and threatened because the precedent has been established that Russia will protect its client states against American threats of bombing and can now do so to protect Iran. Expect that to come in good time. [it has already happened!]. Therefore, although Obama himself will be pleased with this deal, the national interests of the United States have been tragically sent back.

Iran is now to be protected by the Russian nuclear umbrella in its quest for the atomic bomb and there is virtually no chance now of denying Iran the bomb. This represents one of the greatest strategic disasters for the United States since the fall of the Soviet Union. Recently Israel has been attempting a diplomatic opening with Russia and that might come in handy now that Russia's military will be expanding quite literally on Israel's doorstep.

The long-term consequences of Russia's intrusions into the Middle East cauldron severely reduce both American leverage and Israeli security, while increasing prospects for continuing terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

The irony of all of this is that Obama will come out smelling like a rose.


21 posted on 09/12/2013 12:41:52 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Sub-Driver
W.H.: Obama deserves credit for any Syrian deal

LMAO, in the meantime Putin is slapping the crap out of HUSSEIN on a public stage and HUSSEIN isn't smart enough to shut his damn mouth, the bitch slapping will continue. My money's on Putin.

22 posted on 09/12/2013 12:41:58 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: DeaconRed

No. Now the WH can blame Putin.


23 posted on 09/12/2013 12:42:12 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Sub-Driver

Surprise Surprise!
Obama demands credit for things he does not accomplish and place blame on others for things he screws up. What a child....


24 posted on 09/12/2013 12:44:49 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Candor7

He also deserves credit for fast and Furious, benghazi, Lots of deaths in Afghanistan and complete corruption of the Justice department.


25 posted on 09/12/2013 12:50:36 PM PDT by refermech
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To: Venturer

Better them than us.


26 posted on 09/12/2013 12:53:26 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Anyone confused as to how a clueless, ignorant, unaccomplished, ass clown can attain the highest political office in the land, needs to look no further than this article for their explanation. His whole, worthless, lazy ass life, all the jug-eared moron has ever had to do is show up, and guilt-ridden morons and libtard enablers fall all over themselves providing Barky with his daily “participation trophy” for his “effort”. His is the most dangerous of sociopaths... an arrogant ignoramus with a messianic complex.
27 posted on 09/12/2013 1:01:35 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: llevrok

Hey Zero, you didnt work any Syrian Deal!


28 posted on 09/12/2013 1:02:51 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Sub-Driver

Zero has no idea how marginalized he is on the world stage.


29 posted on 09/12/2013 1:05:22 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mojito

LOL!


30 posted on 09/12/2013 1:08:49 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I can't remember right now who said it, but a couple of months ago I remember the WH/Libs/Left was all pizzed off because someone called Carney a "paid liar".

I thought at the time that it sounded pretty accurate to me and I couldn't see any reason for the speaker of that truth to recant.

I haven't changed my mind.

31 posted on 09/12/2013 1:37:37 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course he deserves credit. He did nothing to screw it up. Therefore, other than a dumb ass response of “Okay! what he said” it is his to own; unless of course it fails, then it is Assad, congress, Bush, Kerry, Israel, Putin, world (in alphabetical order) fault.

The guy is so stupidly incoherent as to be unbelievable. Thank you idiots for voting for him or not voting for the other guy. Same thing same effect.


32 posted on 09/12/2013 1:50:48 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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Of course he deserves credit. He did nothing to screw it up. Therefore, other than a dumb ass response of “Okay! what he said” it is his to own; unless of course it fails, then it is Assad, congress, Bush, Kerry, Israel, Putin, world (in alphabetical order) fault.

The guy is so stupidly incoherent as to be unbelievable. Thank you idiots for voting for him or not voting for the other guy. Same thing same effect.


33 posted on 09/12/2013 2:00:13 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: Sub-Driver
Only this totalitarian regime would try to make an obvious SNAFU into a crowning achievement. Too bad it's an achievement in Amateur Hour. Only surpassed by being earlier awarded the “Clown Car of the Year” by Ringling Bros.
34 posted on 09/12/2013 2:22:46 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: nathanbedford
The irony of all of this is that Obama will come out smelling like a rose.

But only in the USA -- where the MSM will smother him with rose petals.

The rest of the world community will readily discern that Putin and Russia are on the rise...while Obama and America are in bad odor and declining.

Diplomatically and in popular perception, we are no longer a "superpower".

35 posted on 09/12/2013 5:13:27 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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