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Obama on Syria: Taking a
trip through the briar patch

Los Angeles Times, by Jon Healey

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 9/18/2013 5:58:59 PM

The commentariat has been in overdrive lately dissecting President Obama´s approach to Syria: It is dizzying, incompetent, deceptive, confused or, as columnist Jonah Goldberg put it Tuesday in The Times, a case of "bait-and-switch." Goldberg has a point, if you come from the camp whose top priority is removing Syrian President Bashar Assad from power. Over the years, the Obama administration has evolved from criticizing Assad to denouncing him and then to calling for his ouster. But in the last week it has spoken only of eliminating his stockpile of toxic weapons, a task that may require Assad´s continued

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A good author like our Jonah is quoted in other articles & publications.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KTWO, 9/18/2013 6:18:20 PM     (No. 9526651)

"Briar patch" analogy is OK if the LAT uses it and would be racist if Rush used it.

Article is thoughtful. It is also a mind reading or tea leaf analysis of what Obama might be doing. They aren´t too useful.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Penney, 9/18/2013 6:30:41 PM     (No. 9526672)

Actually, Brer Rabbit LOVED his briar patch because it was his refuge from harm, -his safe place, but all-the-while, he feigned extreme distress at the thought of being thrown into it, hoping he would be.

Is the Syrian, ´´briar patch,´´ a refuge for 0bama or does he not get the moral of the story?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 9/18/2013 6:30:50 PM     (No. 9526673)

Do they have briar patches in Kenya?

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