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By Donald Lambro
The president writes off jobless Americans who have given up
Topic - Tom Z. Collina
As the Obama administration presses the United Nations this week to rid Syria of its chemical weapons, it faces the stark reality that the United States has failed to meet a 2012 deadline to destroy its remaining arsenal and has never pressured its closest Middle East ally, Israel, to sign the treaty banning such weapons.
But, Mr. Collina said, such concerns should not be a factor right now.
"The biggest priority is to either destroy these materials in Syria or remove them from Syria as soon as possible," he said. "The fact that it might slow down the chemical weapons destruction in some other country such as the U.S. or Russia would be an acceptable price to pay."