Friday, August 30, 2013

Kerry's press conference

Kerry just hit it out the park. He delivered a powerful case for intervention. He did so in a manner that was confident, angry and unequivocal. Now more than ever, Assad needs to grasp American resolve. As I argued in The Guardian a couple of months back, the Secretary of State is doing a great job. However, it must be asked, where is the President? He should have made this speech. His absence reeks of weakness and offers yet another insight into the spin obsessed White House. They need to get a grip. Fast.

Also worth noting - Kerry's reference to France as ''our oldest ally''. In diplomatic speak, this comment represents an American expression of extreme dissatisfaction to the UK.

If interested, see my thoughts on Syria from last few days.

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