A reporter asked Secretary of State John Kerry if Syria could do anything to avoid getting attacked. Off the cuff, Kerry said, sure, get rid of their chemical weapons. Whereupon the Russian foreign minister seized on the idea, turning it into a proposal. Whereupon the Syrian foreign minister indicated that the country might be open to that. Now the rest of the world and much of Congress is rallying around that possibility. Do you think this proposal is a way out or a delaying tactic? A diplomatic breakthrough or a Russian ploy to keep Assad in power?
Meanwhile, President Obama will address the nation tonight at 9:00 ET, after a day packed with TV interviews, all in an effort to persuade Americans to persuade their Congressional representatives to let him attack Syria. I can’t watch the speech, but if you do, live blog it here. We’ll discuss it tomorrow.