Coming on the heels that WH aides are indicating that Obama wants to strike Syria because it will be "politically crippling" if they don't, Sec State John Kerry screwed the Administration by leaving an opening in the attack narrative. Russia pounced.....
Syria 'welcomes' proposal to hand over control of chemical weapons - CNN.com
As Syria said Monday that it supported a proposal to hand over control of its chemical weapons, a key question loomed: Is a diplomatic solution in sight?
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem told reporters in Moscow that his nation "welcomes" a proposal by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during talks on Monday: put Syria's chemical weapons under international control to avert a U.S. military response over an alleged poison gas attack last month.
"I declare that the Syrian Arab Republic welcomes Russia's initiative, on the basis that the Syrian leadership cares about the lives of our citizens and the security in our country," Moallem said. "We are also confident in the wisdom of the Russian government, which is trying to prevent an American aggression against our people."
The comments came after Secretary of State John Kerry discussed a similar scenario, but the State Department said later Monday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could not be trusted to relinquish his country's chemical stockpiles.
Originally Posted by Chuck Todd