“Arm the Enemy? Run from the Enemy? Why Not Both?”
“Fears of “another Benghazi” are prompting not massive reinforcement to defend our citizens and our diplomatic soil but closure and retreat in 19 American embassies in the Middle East and Africa.
…our withdrawal from Afghanistan — according to publicly advertised timelines…equally publicly advertised possibility of total abandonment — proceeds right on schedule. …in Iraq…al-Qaeda…reconstitutes after our…failure to retain even a toehold…after the…success of the surge.
How could we possibly cap off this sad record of appeasement and retreat? By arming jihadists:
‘Reluctant approval from Congress for providing military support to Syrian rebels allows the Obama administration to move forward with plans first announced almost six weeks ago.
White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Tuesday that the goal of the military aid expected to include small arms, ammunition and perhaps anti-tank weapons is to keep the Syrian opposition going against forces aligned with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.’”