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May 8, 2013 2:29 am

Obama Says White House Wasn’t Surprised by Syria Strikes

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President Barack Obama. Photo: White House.

Politico – President Barack Obama has a blunt message for Syrian strongman Bashar Assad and his own critics: I always get my man. Eventually.

Obama, who has often eschewed the gun-slinger swagger of his predecessor, George W. Bush, when talking about the country’s international adversaries, adopted an uncharacteristically bellicose tone when a reporter on Monday questioned his sense of moral obligation to oust Assad, who has been blamed for the slaughter of thousands of civilians and rebel fighters.

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