Wednesday letters: Obama backed into a corner

September 4, 2013 

Obama First President Bush

CAROLYN KASTER — AP

President Obama said that the United States would not get directly involved in Syria unless the al Assad regime used chemical weapons. He is now backed into a corner.

If he does not act when there is a clear crossing the red line, he increases the chance of war with other countries such as North Korea and Iran.

President Obama will either have to act on the red line principle or be shown to be one who bluffs. That’s the hand the president has to play, so it’s hard to see how he avoids military action and retains credibility.

Albert J. Sadowski Sr.

West Columbia

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