White House responds to Putin's NYT op-ed

“Putin is now fully invested in Syria’s CW (chemical weapons) disarmament,” a senior White House official told CNN’s Jake Tapper, when asked to respond to Putin’s op-ed. …

“That’s all irrelevant,” the White House official said in response. “He put this proposal forward and he’s now invested in it. That’s good. That’s the best possible reaction. He’s fully invested in Syria’s CW disarmament and that’s potentially better than a military strike – which would deter and degrade but wouldn’t get rid of all the chemical weapons. He now owns this. He has fully asserted ownership of it and he needs to deliver.”