…for almost two years, the Obama Administration has encouraged and supported efforts to oust Assad, even going as far as to help the
Syrian rebelsAl Qaeda operatives get weapons to use against the Syrian Army. For starters, Bashar Assad does not pose a threat to the United States. Mr. Assad has not attacked the United States, its citizens or its installations overseas. Al Qaeda has done that. Who is fighting to unseat Mr. Assad? AL QAEDA!! So, per Morrell, who do we need to get rid of? Mr. Assad.
As foreign fighters pour into Syria at an increasing clip, extremist groups are carving out pockets of territory that are becoming havens for Islamist militants, posing what United States and Western intelligence officials say
may beis developing into one of the biggest terrorist threats in the world today.
The Obama Doctrine – Safe Havens for Terrorists….
No Quarter, NYT