Two Senators Say U.S. Should Arm Syrian RebelsSubmitted by SemperFi on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 23:18
"Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham laid out proposals that would put the United States squarely behind the movement to topple President Bashar al-Assad of Syria."
Mr. McCain said the United States would not have to send weapons directly to the opposition but could work through “third-world countries” and the Arab League.
Mr. Graham also endorsed arming those who are fighting Mr. Assad, and he suggested that the Arab League, which has called for Mr. Assad’s departure, could be a conduit. A byproduct of a more interventionist policy would be to weaken Iran.
“Breaking Syria apart from Iran could be as important to containing a nuclear Iran as sanctions,” Mr. Graham said. “If the Syrian regime is replaced with another form of government that doesn’t tie its future to the Iranians, the world is a better place.”
So much fail, where to begin?
Didn't we get involved in Vietnam this way?
Send US arms through the Arab League? How many will "fall off the back of the truck" to be picked up by radicals?
Why does our government give arms so freely to people halfway around the world, yet makes it so difficult for upright honest citizens to own them here?
Well, I will say this--Business is good if you are a US military arms contractor!