Could the picture below of Obama and Putin show how the US President may have gotten the Russian President to step-up with a potential diplomatic solution in Syria?
I ran across this picture at Big Hairy News this morning, mere hours after I had written the following statement at TPC concerning the surprise Russian proposal that has provided the potential to avoid military action in Syria and instead find some diplomatic solution:
Did Putin, not particularly an Obama fan, provide the President with an out for avoiding military action in Syria for the good of the world or to receive more White House concessions?
And, could this surprising turn of events have anything to do with the off-the-cuff comment made by Barack Obama to then Russian President Medvedev when he had whispered the following:
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.