Friday, February 08, 2013

good call

i, for one, am glad that obama overruled his advisors and decided not to arm syrian rebels. i mean, i am basically on the rebels' "side" (that is, i would be glad to see assad go) although i don't like all the rebels factions and i don't think the rebel movement as a whole has the wherewithal to govern a stable peaceful syria. and for those very reasons, funneling arms to syria is likely to make things worse not better in the country.

as a general rule, any foreign policy decision involving the military that pisses john mccain off is probably the right decision.