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(POLITICO) -- President Barack Obama pushed back Sunday on the notion that his administration had bungled the response to the Syrian crisis.

In an interview that aired one day after the his administration hammered out a draft agreement with Russia over Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he was more worried about the substance of that agreement than the political optics.

“I’m less concerned about style points, I’m much more concerned about getting the policy right,” Obama said in an interview that aired on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday morning. “What I’ve said consistently throughout is that — the chemical weapons issue is a problem. I want that problem dealt with. Obama — who initially called for punitive military action against against Syria before a workable diplomatic plan emerged last week — said that a bad policy could have a smooth rollout and vice versa. Continue reading via Politico...

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