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In the giant exclusive interview Obama has given to The Atlantic he has revealed that he is now extremely proud for backing down from air strikes against Syria that he very nearly launched in the summer of 2013.
Obama now says he is now very proud of not going through with the Syria air strikes on that fateful summer.
He also frames his decision to turn back from the recipe as his defiance of US foreign policy establishment.
But that is not in fact what happened.
What really happened was that the air strikes that Obama had made imminent very blocked by resistance among the American people after which the Russians unexpectedly jumped in to arrange and offer US President a face-saving way out of the conundrum he had put himself in.