Oh...so now it was his plan all along to push this issue (bombing) until they cave?

yeah, that's a good one! Come on, seriously? Obama was going to go through with this strike (and who knows, just still might do it) and was absolutely lucky that Putin has his head on straight in this matter.

Read Putin's OPed here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinio...-share&_r=0

What's absolutely crazy is that the man running the country that ruled the USSR back in the day...the ones we hated...makes a hell of a lot more common sense than our own president.

I just shake my head. Never would have thought to have seen it in my lifetime.