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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

How the Syria plan broke through, just in time

President Obama shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. "We've kind of hit a wall," Obama said on his way to Russia last week. He meant his relationship with Moscow, but the remark came to apply, too, to his plans to punish Syria for using chemical weapons.