Why do YOU?"That idiot obama is running around, picking fights with everyone. "
No, the conservatives, led by both former Repub Presidential candidates, demanded action.
You conservatives said that Saddem gassed his Kurdish citizens so we had to attack Iraq, why do you have a different standard for Syria?
OBAMA is the one who drew that famous red line that he's now been forced to admit that Bashar al-Assad has crossed by using chemical weapons. That left him with two or three options:
1) Publicly support al-Assad's side with means including but not limited to American military men & women
2) Publicly support the rebels' side with means including but not limited to American military men & women
3) Do nothing at all, except maybe more lip service
4) Quietly support the rebels' side with means EXCLUDING American military men and women--at least for now.
Since Options 1 & 2 were clearly unacceptable, and Option 3 would have shown him as a wuss who talks big but does nothing else, he's chosen Option 4.
Don't kid yourself, Miner. He's only arming the rebels because it was the only way he could avoid losing face WITHOUT putting American military in harm's way.