Anti-war Democrat declares victory on Syria: ‘We did it’

September 11, 2013

At least one House Democrat is claiming victory in the debate over military action in Syria.

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), an ardent opponent of military action, just tweeted the following in response to apparent diplomatic progress over Syria turning over its chemical weapons:

Despite Grayson's tweet, the Obama administration has said it remains cautious about negotiations regarding Syria turning over its chemical weapons to international monitors.

And Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday that it will be "exceedingly difficult" for Syria to comply with what's required of it.

In an accompanying Tumblr post, Grayson is more cautious, acknowledging that military action could still occur.

But he credits himself with bringing about the diplomatic option.

"After three frenetic weeks, during which time Team Grayson was burning the midnight oil every night, it’s time to take stock of what we’ve accomplished," Grayson said, before listing several headlines describing the diplomatic process.

Grayson's "We did it" tweet met with a chorus of retorts from people noting that nothing is set in stone.

 

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix, the Post’s top political blog.
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