It was a riveting, fascinating day in world affairs. First came Kerry’s gaffe – which we now know was airing out loud what the Russians had already told him earlier. Lavrov pounced and an entirely new paradigm emerged. Meanwhile, public opposition to a new war – even an “unbelievably small” one – remained solid and showed signs of surging. The opposition of so many Independents – more than Republicans – exposed how politically untenable a military strike would be.
Today, the president seemed prepared to take a serious yes for an answer from the Russians and no for an answer from the US Congress.
Today’s window view reminds me why I love this feature so much: just a beautiful image of normality.
See you at 10pm on Anderson Cooper – and in the morning.