Somehow this has to be bad and Obama’s fault. But in the rest of the world, this is a Big Fucking Deal:
Guardian UK — The United States and Russia have agreed that Syrian chemical weapons will be placed under international control and destroyed in a process that will begin with a week.
International inspectors from the Organisation of the Prevention of Chemical weapons must be given “immediate and unfettered” access to Syrian chemical weapons, said the US secretary of state, John Kerry, while Syria must give a “comprehensive list” of its chemical weapons within one week.
Speaking at a press conference in Geneva on Saturday after three days of talks, Kerry outlined the details of the deal as Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov looked on.
The deal “would allow us to expedite the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons” which would protect the Syrian people, Syria’s neighbours and the world.
No doubt the usual suspects will whine and bitch. But getting a trigger-happy dictator to agree to hand over his WMD, sign the Chemical Weapons Ban treaty, and have that dictator’s most important ally onboard, is a major humungous foreign policy victory way more important to the world and our Middle East allies than getting bin Laden was. That it happened after a threat of military force makes it even manlier. And we know how important rugged manly men are to completely straight RWNJs.