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Obama's least bad options on Syria
Thanks in large part to Russia, the ally and enabler of President Bashar Assad, international negotiations designed to end Syria's brutal civil war have lived down to expectations. As fruitless talks in Switzerland were coming to a close last week, the White House said that President Obama would be looking at a "wide range of policy tools and options" to influence events in that country.
By The Times editorial board
February 20, 2014