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Obama Sides With an Unlikely Ally in Syria

Greg1084 Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 7:48 PM
If there was ever a time to be "hands off" this is it. Were American interests protected or improved by the turmoil in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt? Are their governments any more liberal or moderate? Why keep repeating Carter's mistake with Iran?
A recent intelligence leak confirms something that regular readers of this column already know: that the Obama administration has officially authorized covert support of local "rebel" groups, through government agencies like the CIA, with the goal of destabilizing and subverting the Bashar al-Assad regime. The interesting consequence is that al-Qaeda is among the groups President Obama's directive now supports.

Just think about this for a minute. The president of the United States, according to an intelligence leak initially reported by Reuters, has secretly authorized support of an undisclosed nature for armed fighters in a region, including members of the...