August 30, 2013
Al-Qaeda's Potent Force in Syria
Peter Bergen, CNN
Why has the Obama administration been so reluctant to intervene in Syria? There are a host of reasons -- American fatigue with war, President Barack Obama's disinclination to start another conflict in the Middle East, and the splintered, fractured opposition to Bashar al-Assad. But one reason looms large: al Qaeda.
TAGGED: Al-Qaeda, Syria, Middle East