Thursday, July 4, 2013

in-fighting over Syria

As I try to catch up on the news after some travel, I see that the administration is still disputing what to do about Syria. [Now, of course, they can also fight over what could have been done and what now to do regarding Egypt.] The Financial Times sees a split between the cautious president and a secretary of state who wants to bomb Syrian airfields. Whoever is putting out this line should realize that this doesn't help Kerry or his cause.

A fuller account of the fractious NSC meeting and the debate between Kerry and General Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, comes from Jeffrey Goldberg. Meanwhile, Qatar is pursuing its own armament plan, giving Syrian rebels that could be turned on us.  Not good.

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