Mark Theissen: Obama has thrown Syria’s moderate rebels under the bus. Here’s the key graf from today’s column:
“Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster, according to American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats,” the Times reports.
At this point, it’s difficult to conclude anything other than this White House wants more radical Islamic states in the Middle East and North Africa. Because that’s certainly what they’re getting.
Hat tip to Jeff Goldstein, who concludes:
The marriage of convenience between transnational progressivism and militant Islamism our brilliant leftist academics and statesman believed they could control is turning into an abusive relationship. And I don’t think it takes much teasing out of details to see just who keeps getting bitch slapped.
But… but… Osama is dead!
Yeah. As I’ve been writing here for years, bin Laden is a symptom of what’s wrong with modern Araby, not the cause.