Skip to comments.Obama, appearing with ally Hollande, expresses frustration over Syria
Posted on 02/12/2014 6:31:40 AM PST by mac_truck
Acknowledging "enormous frustration," President Obama said Tuesday that his administration "continues to explore every possible avenue" to help resolve the nearly 3-year-old Syrian civil war, although he again said he had no plans for military intervention.
Appearing with French President Francois Hollande, a reliable partner in his foreign policy agenda, Obama called Syria a "crumbling" state and worried that conditions there have destabilized the region.
The president also expressed frustration in another area of close cooperation with France, threatening to come down "like a ton of bricks" on businesses that would trade with Iran while international talks continue over its nuclear program.
The president's comments came on a day intended to highlight the successes and potential of a newly deepened U.S.-Franco alliance. Hollande's first state visit to the United States was garlanded in grand traditions and odes of mutual admiration.
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What they said in public is one thing. What was said in their ‘private’ talks is something altogether different. We won’t know what that was for a couple of weeks or months or so. File it...but don’t forget it. Something untoward is going to happen in the Syria situation.
Buh but....he DREW a line! Whassamatter? Did somebody cross it?
“I can do whatever I want,” Mr. Obama said.
How come he doesn’t want to do this? ‘Sa matter, no gumption?
Testicular fortitude is such a burden.