No, Russia isn’t “saving” Obama from himself and the latest rumblings of a diplomatic resolution in Syria being the result of a gaffe by John Kerry aren’t true.
According to Reuters, a spokesman for Putin has confirmed that President Obama and Putin discussed a diplomatic solution a week ago.
Putin and Obama discussed idea of putting Syrian chemical weapons under international control on sidelines of G20 last week: spokesman
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 10, 2013
During his congressional testimony today, Secretary of State John Kerry also confirmed that he began discussing a solution with the Russians last week.
Meanwhile, in America, pundits and populace alike set their hair on fire and declared that the president is a warmongering tyrant.
Second verse, same as the first.
Update... from Reuters
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama discussed a potential diplomatic solution on Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week when the two leaders discussed the crisis at the G20 summit, Obama told PBS NewsHour in an interview on Monday.
"I did have those conversations. And this is a continuation of conversations I've had with President Putin for quite some time," Obama said in the interview, one of six he gave to major U.S. television networks.