February 8, 2013
Panetta's Syria Revelation
Max Boot, Contentions
Leon Panetta made a fascinating disclosure in his congressional testimony on Thursday: He revealed that he had backed the proposal by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and CIA Director David Petraeus last year to arm the Syrian rebels. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, revealed that he too was supportive. So if all of the major players on President Obama’s national security team were in favor, why was nothing done?
TAGGED: David Petraeus, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, Syria