There is nothing wrong in having non Syrian experts testify on US Syrian policy before the Foreign Relations Committee in Congress. Especially when two of the three experts are trusted and have a history of good analysis and deep knowledge about the US and the region. However, there were no
While Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, was talking about Syria and Assad’s use of WMD to reporters (Official statement), the President was hosting the women basketball team that won the WNBA finals in the East Room of the White House. Obama memoirs title should be “Life is a Party”.
We heard pundits scream “Hell no” over arming Syrian rebels for fear their weapons may fall in the wrong hands. We also heard the same pundits scream, on another occasion, “Bloody hell”, let us weaken Iran by removing Assad from power using the necessary brute force. Seriously, betting on an extended
The experts told the inexperienced Obama to arm the well-vetted officers defecting from the Assad army who formed the nucleus of the Free Syrian Army. The FSA pro-US leaders were the most moderate and secular dissidents the US could have dreamed of supporting, but Obama’s lack of experience showed clearly,