September 9th, 2013
07:05 PM ET

Obama: 'Breakthrough' is possible on Syria

Washington (CNN) - Russia's proposal for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control was a "potentially positive development," but could be a stall tactic, President Barack Obama told CNN on Monday.

"We're going to run this to ground," Obama said in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, adding that the United States will work with Syrian ally Russia and the international community "to see if we can arrive at something that is enforceable and serious."


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  1. Hope

    Too funny @ Bombo and BobCat... Rascal, I feel ya. 😀

    September 9, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hope

    Kisses to Chrissy!

    September 9, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©


    September 9, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      Know what's funny? It took the flippin Russians to come up with a peaceful way to avoid the Syrian conflict instead of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Obozo learned that this is the big stage. He better bring his big boy pants next time

      September 10, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      What's even funnier that bringing up his Nobel Peace Prize is somehow supposed to denigrate him.
      Kissinger won it. Gorbechauv won it. Arafat and Rabin won it the same year. Again, so?
      Sorry your thirst for bloodshed wasn't sated.

      September 10, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      I'm sorry that you refuse to see the irony of a Nobel Peace Prize winner banging his war drums. How is the liberal cool aid?

      September 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol yea ok. So @ Hope, so when did you move?? And where was it you used to live again?

    September 9, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol @ banasy, SMH.

    September 9, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"


    September 9, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lol somebodys doin a whole lot of archive research i think. But they wont find the answer there lmao.

    September 9, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rascal Rabble

    i have never seen so much stupidiness paraded one by one across the news media...our congressional reps have forgotton usa history and forgotton the idealogy of pres roosevelt. if america does not respond, who will? if nato does not respond, who will? have you forgotton that inaction and apathy is an invitation for a tyrant meet you at your shores? the usa is the peacemaker, the one who speaks softly and carries the big stick...

    September 10, 2013 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    In the deal as it stands now (Tuesday morning), everybody saves face: President Obama, Russia, China, Syria, and Iran.
    But the greatest of these saved faces is Obama's.

    September 10, 2013 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    There lies the problem @ Rascal. The US should not be the only peacemaker. People in the US are tired of being involved in wars that have nothing to do with us or are not of our making. Not to mention we cant afford one financially!

    September 10, 2013 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    As usual, the United Nations serves only as a manufacturer of UNESCO greeting cards and as a pipeline for sending charitable contributions to Africa.

    September 10, 2013 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    There is no such thing as "gridlock". Its all in your mind.

    September 10, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  13. Brian Conners

    I am but a voice of one but I know that the USA is tired of dealing with other country's problems so, Lets bring all our resources home to defend our borders and let the civil wars continue as they have for thousands of years. How do people think we can take care of the world when we cant even take care of ourselves. I am a veteran and have seen first hand the waste of time and resources trying to help those who wont help themselves.

    September 10, 2013 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Voices that preach peace must never fall silent. They need to speak so loudly that they drown out those who clamor for war. Even if our species is not yet ready to end war, we must always be prepared to create a climate for peace.

    Ruth Rosen

    September 10, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Those who do not promote peace do not deserve any.

      September 10, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. Hope

    I'm speechless...


    Maybe that's a good thing.

    September 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
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