Two days after former President Bill Clinton challenged Barack Obama’s manhood over his handling of Syria, President Obama has decided that now is the time to begin aiding the rebellion in Syria. CBS News reports.

The Obama administration has concluded that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government used chemical weapons against the rebels seeking to overthrow him and, 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.

Rhodes is the 36-year-old fiction writer and campaign speechwriter Obama has promoted to the top level of his national security advisory group.

The Syrian rebellion is composed of numerous factions but its organizational spine is Islamist. Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood have become central groups in the insurgency. According to the New York Times, “Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular force to speak of.”

So, the same government that has been caught spying on and abusing its own citizens at home will now be openly arming our mortal enemies.