The experts told them to arm the well-vetted officers defecting from the Assad Army who formed the nucleus of the Free Syrian Army and whose pro-US leaders were the most moderate dissidents the US could have dreamed of supporting, but their lack of experience showed clearly, when they ignored the heavenly gift before them.
The experts told them Assad was butchering thousands and burying them in mass graves, but their domestic agenda of intimidating their political opponents was maybe too distracting to justify paying attention to the experts.
The experts told them Iran is sending snipers and IRGC killers to help Assad, but they ignored those warnings because maybe the cocktail parties preceding the next round of negotiations with Iran may have been too good to pass up.
The experts told them Assad will turn the war into a Sectarian one and would spill it into neighboring countries, but they discounted their warnings as if the experts were telling them there are WMD in Iraq.
The experts told them Assad was gassing civilians, so they drew a red line by the water edge of a beach called Appeasement Bay.
The experts told them Hezbollah is now involved in fighting for Assad openly in Qusayr and if they win, it would be a disaster, but the experts might as well have told them they saw a pig flying after a potato.
THEN, an ex-President speaks.
President Bill Clinton told them they would be fools to think they can point to a 10-year old poll showing Americans were against interference to justify today”™s disastrous results, and suddenly they stood up like a soldier facing an officer and began paying attention.
They will even arm the rebels although they are too timid to say it publicly for fear of offending Iran.
Tell me, who is the real President of the United States of America.
The one intimidating Americans with his policies and ignoring US interests abroad or the one who knows how, with one sentence, to separate 4 years of service by his wife from the failed policies by the one occupying the OfficeÂ at the same time protect US interests from the failures of today”™s President.
How bad is it for America when one President acts only when berated publicly by an ex-President from the same Party?
It takes much more to be the President of the United States than read well from a teleprompter.