Hey look a possible stumbled into
compromise that avoids us bombing someone
...is that even possible anymore?
White House officials say they will “take a hard look” at a Russian offer to push Syria to give up its vast chemical weapons arsenal, a late and unexpected proposal that could provide President Obama a way to avoid a bruising defeat in Congress over use of force.
Yeah, the saving grace is no longer "avoid killing people", it's "avoid a bruising" political defeat.
Because that's the important thing in the equation I guess.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake
or you can assume this is where he wanted to go from the beginning.
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