Of course he said it. I am sure he wishes he hadn't. At the time I am sure it seemed easier, the sides clearer. But it's not and hopefully he'll back off. I don't care what it does to his reputation. If he has to say, "I didn't say red line" to get off the warpath, then say away IMHO.

I scoff at the posts on FB and everywhere saying, "see, look where Obama got us?" Like this wouldn't have happened to any president leading the country thought of as the policeman of the world? That still doesn't mean we/he can't still back off.
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We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle