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Has Obama found a way out of Syria?

Is Obama secretly hoping that Congress will vote against military intervention?

By Tom Streithorst  
President Obama has described himself as

President Obama has described himself as "war-weary" (image: D. Myles Cullen)

Obama didn’t want to go to war in Syria and it now looks like he has found a way of avoiding it. The pundits are agog: Assad has crossed a red line and the world’s policeman is not punishing him. The generally astute Financial Times US columnist Edward Luce thinks Obama has made a mistake, that he has ransomed the future of his presidency to two unpredictable actors, the Assad regime and…

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