Should the United States Get More Involved in Syria? [POLL]
The White House announced yesterday that the Syrian President had used chemical weapons against rebels. The United States had previously warned Syria about crossing the so-called "red line" and that if Syria used chemical weapons on its people, the U.S. would get more involved. On Thursday, we found out just how involved the U.S. could get. According to CBS News, President Obama has decided to provide military support to the rebels.
in a major policy shift, President Obama has decided to supply military support to the rebels, the White House announced Thursday.
"The president has made a decision about providing more support to the opposition that will involve providing direct support to the [Supreme Military Council]. That includes military support," Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication Ben Rhodes told reporters.
While the administration has said that Assad must go, arming the rebels could be tricky. There are some reports that some rebel groups in Syria have been back by terror organizations.