'Loss of American Credibility'
The Weekly Standard http://assets.weeklystandard.com.s3.amazonaws.com/tws15/images/logo-large.pngThe Weekly Standard 2013 Washington, DC Politics 2013-09-16 http://www.weeklystandard.com/loss-of-american-credibility/article/754035 2013-09-16T12:13 2013-09-16T12:15 'Loss of American Credibility' Paul Mirengoff writes: Those of us who favored military action against the Assad regime are naturally disappointed by the apparent resolution of the matter of Assad’s use of chemical weapons. Assad will not be punished for using these weapons to kill more than 1,000 Syrians. And his stock of chemical weapons is unlikely to be diminished significantly, if at all. Furthermore, the momentum of the Syrian civil war, currently running in favor of Assad, Hezbollah, and Iran, probably will not be stemmed. Russia, our partner in resolving this matter, will see to that. Indeed, Syria and Russia may condition any reduction of Assad’s chemical weapons stockpile on U.S. refusal to aid the Free Syrian Army. Barack Obama, Daniel Halper, Foreign Policy, Syria http://cdn.weeklystandard.biz/cache/280x280-.jpg