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Monday, December 09, 2019

Obama Signals No Immediate Syria Strikes, Says No U.S. Strategy Yet

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Washington (AFP) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday signaled there would not be immediate U.S. military strikes in Syria, saying that Washington was still developing a strategy on tackling the conflict there.

“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet,” Obama told reporters, explaining that the U.S. did not “have to choose” between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Islamic State jihadist fighters.

AFP Photo/Saul Loeb

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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