Obama's Syria Policy Looks a Lot Like Bush's Iraq Policy

President Obama announced late last week that the US intelligence community had just determined that the Syrian government had used poison gas on a small scale, killing some 100 people in a civil conflict that has claimed an estimated 100,000 lives. Because of this use of gas, the president claimed, Syria had crossed his “red line” and the US must begin to arm the rebels fighting to overthrow the Syrian government.
Setting aside the question of why 100 killed by gas is somehow more important than 99,900 killed by other means, the fact is his above explanation is full of holes. The Washington Post reported last week that the decision to overtly arm the Syrian rebels was made “weeks ago” – in other words, it was made at a time when the intelligence community did not believe “with high confidence” that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons…

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[SIZE=2]And will probably have the same results. No WMD or poison gas will be found, troops will be there for more than ten years assisting the new Sharia Law/Muslim Brotherhood/Al-Qaeda leadership establish the governmet and when it is pointed out there were no weapons found, the counter will be, “Well, at least Assad is gone.”[/SIZE]

I think Sadaam’s WMD’s have been found. Remember the videos of all those trucks hauling something across the border into Syria?

Regardless of whether or not he used chem weapons we still have no business there. We have no national interest at stake if Assad remains in power. If he is ousted now we have a chance for another terrorist supported government to be set up in the ME which in the long run will on hurt our interest and further destabilize the region. Obama is only doing that because of pressure and to keep up Americas images as world protector of freedom and democracy. We need to drop that image and let people know that if they want freedom they need to fight for it. If they cannot win that is because they failed to convince others.** IT IS NOT OUR PROBLEM.**

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We do not even know if the rebels are the “good guys”. There organization is not well organized, so we do not know what they stand for.

Actually, we’ve got a pretty good idea. There are no good guys; only bad (Assad) and worse (the rebels). I think there’s something in one of the forums about the latter swearing allegience to Al Qaida.

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