Standing Back as Syria Festers

Standing Back as Syria Festers

Throughout the 20-month Syrian bloodbath, Team Obama has been telling us that they’ve been playing it low-key because they feared the crisis might spread beyond Syrian borders if we took a bigger role.


Even with a US-supported, Arab League-sponsored Syrian opposition meeting in Qatar this week, the lack of a hard-hitting US reaction to the slaughter (now around 35,000 deaths) yielded exactly what the administration feared most: a region grown even more unstable than before the Syrian civil war.

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