Originally Posted by tredadda
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.
Refusing to help Assad also helps the rebels so do you want to intervene on Assad's side as a result of this news?
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will