Diane Sawyer: Obama's Tough Stand May Push Syria To Surrender Chemical Weapons to Russia

'If Bashar al-Assad yields control of his chemical weapons to international authority, are we back from the brink?'

Diane Sawyer Ready to Credit Obama's 'Tough Stand' With 'Getting a Dictator to Back Down' (Newsbusters)

Barack Obama appeared on all three networks (as well as CNN and PBS) Monday night to try and salvage support for his planned strike against Syria. But it was World News anchor Diane Sawyer who appeared ready to preemptively credit the President with possibly solving the unraveling issue.

The host began the program by touting, "And moments ago, I sat down with President Obama who seemed to be signaling the tough stand by the U.S. may have caused a dictator to back down." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Sawyer added, "If Bashar al-Assad yields control of his chemical weapons to international authority, are we back from the brink?" Both CBS and NBC offered tougher questions to the President, pressing Obama on lack of support from the American people.

 

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