"The president has made a decision about providing more support to the opposition that will involve providing direct support to the Supreme Military Council. That includes military support," Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication Ben Rhodes told reporters.
He added, meanwhile, that no decision has been made about enforcing a no-fly zone over Syria. "A no-fly zone... would carry with it open-ended costs for the international community," Rhodes said. "Furthermore, there's not even a clear guarantee that it would dramatically improve the situation on the ground
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who met with the rebels last month and has been a vocal critic of the president's Syria policy said in a joint statement with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.: "We appreciate the President's finding that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons on several occasions. We also agree with the President that this fact must affect U.S. policy toward Syria. The President's red line has been crossed. U.S. credibility is on the line. Now is not the time to merely take the next incremental step. Now is the time for more decisive actions."
quote:Grammatical errors notwithstanding, this. What is America's interest in another middle Eastern shithole? Nothing. Let the fricking Muslims kill each other in the sandbox and let them use Russian and Iranian weapons. If it looks like they're going to stop killing each other, then we should consider arming one side or the other.
Screw Obama and McCain and Clinton and Graham. We have ZERO business in Syria. There is not good outcome in Syria for the US. Have either of these men ever saw a war they ignored??