September 8, 2013
How Obama Got Syria So Wrong
Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer
Had the president armed vetted groups last summer - as all his top civilian and military advisers advocated - the chemical-weapons attack might never have happened. Now may be the last opportunity the White House will have to strengthen such groups and enlist them as partners. Only if they gain strength inside Syria, and soon, might the Assad regime crack - and negotiations become possible.
TAGGED: United States, Barack Obama, Middle East, Syria