Obama says Syria 'is not some superpower chessboard contest' (Tribune Washington Bureau)

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  • October 2, 2015
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama defended his response to the growing crisis in Syria on Friday by pointing to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, cautioning against a commitment that risks drawing the U.S. into a new quagmire in the Middle East. Obama appeared determined to take on critics whom he portrayed as impatient and ignorant…