Originally Posted by Amnorix
First, it's up to Congress now whether or not to strike in Syria, right, so it's not "Obama's" anything.
Second, if/when we do hit the Syrian government, it won't be BECAUSE we want to help these people, though it may well have that indirect effect.
But you've never been very good with cause/effect analysis anyway...
Hurting Assad helps them whether that is our goal or not. They will indirectly benefit from it. We are better off wiping our hands of this and focusing on other things.