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  •  Kerry's response did two things. (0+ / 0-)

    It put the U.S. offer on Assad's chemical weapons out in public, where before it had been made privately. This act committed the U.S. to it and Kerry would have know that he was committing the U.S. to this position by stating it publicly. His apparent walking back gave both sides an out if Assad did not choose to give up his weapons, which would still leave the military option open to the U.S.

    The press spun Kerry's remark as a joke, but after seeing the press conference, I agree with the diarist. It is obvious from the way he spoke that he was repeating what the administration had discussed.

    Only time will tell if peace is the objective.

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