November 8, 2012
Will the U.S. Invade Syria?
Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
During the campaign, Mitt Romney vowed that as president he would do more than the Obama administration to support the Syrian rebels. Rebels who “share our values” would “obtain the arms they need to defeat Assad’s tanks helicopters and fighter jets,” Romney said during a speech on October 8. Even though the rebels will never get the chance to hold President Romney to his word, the question remains: Will the U.S. escalate its involvement in the Syrian civil war?