News Brief 9/1/2013, Elul 26, 5773
Syrian Officials Gloat: Obama Defeated Before War Began
Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister, Kadri Jamil, has given a television interview mocking the United States over U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to wait for approval from Congress before carrying out airstrikes in Syria.
U.S. action was thought to be imminent last week after chemical weapons were used in Syria – a situation that Obama had previously described as a “red line” for his administration.
Speaking to Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeem, Jamil said Obama “was defeated before the war began.”