Speaking today following his meeting with fellow Syria hawk French President Francois Hollande, President Obama insisted that “right now, we don’t think there’s a military solution per se to the problem.”
Obama insisted that he “always reserves the right to exercise military action” on Syria whenever he thinks its wise and is looking at “every possible avenue” for intervention in the nation’s civil war.
Though Obama presented his goal as being to “solve this problem,” US officials have made it clear the policy so far, centering on aid for some rebel factions, has been to keep the war stalemated in hopes that the US can squeeze some benefit out of it in negotiations.
President Obama attempted to sell war on Syria to the American public last year but failed, and has since insisted that he doesn’t really need permission to launch a future war on Syria when the mood strikes him.
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