Behold the strategicalogical brilliance of our chief diplomat:
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed the possibility of ceasefires in parts of Syria, Kerry said on Monday after talks in Paris.
He's thinking maybe just a localized one in Aleppo.
That way, Assad keeps the jihadi rebels in place facing the non-jihadis around that city, allowing Assad to focus on Damascus and the lines of communication up to the Alawite areas and the coast.
I mean, given the heavy casualties that Assad's side has endured so far and the demoralization that the long fight has imposed on them, it's only fair to give Assad some type of break to his heavily engaged troops. They can't rotate home after their tour of duty is up, so a Kerry-Lavrov deal is their only hope of relief.
After the meeting and handshake with Lavrov, Kerry reported that his wallet, watch, and Blackberry were missing.
Rumors that Kerry was left without his underwear, too, were vigorously denied by Lavrov's spokesman, who noted that FSB reports indicate the Secretary of State, in fact, goes commando.
So no atomic wedgie for us, on the bright side.
UPDATE: Thanks to Watchers of Weasels for the link and thanks to The Glittering Eye for the post nomination.
It's an honor just to be nominated--for anything, really.
UPDATE: And thanks to Joshuapundit for a link on the same nomination.
UPDATE: Further thanks to Bookworm Room on the same score.
UPDATE: Amd a thank you to New Zeal.
UPDATE: And another member of the council, Political Commentator, links.
I'll just add that I own my own tuxedo, so I can be at the awards ceremony at a moment's notice.
UPDATE: And thanks to Liberty's Spirit for the link.