White House Is Weighing a Syria Retreat

A week into Russia’s military intervention in Syria, some top White House advisers and National Security Council staffers are trying to persuade President Barack Obama to scale back U.S. engagement there, to focus on lessening the violence and, for now, to give up on toppling the Syrian regime.

In addition, administration officials and Middle East experts on both sides of the debate tell us, Obama’s foreign-policy team no longer doubts that Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to prop up President Bashar al-Assad and primarily target opposition groups other than the Islamic State, including those trained by the Central Intelligence Agency.

  • Ho Hum

    Every time I see this picture of Obongo he reminds me of a steaming pile of shit – which of course his is. Muslim or no Muslim how did someone who looks like that (big jug ears) get elected President in the first place?

    • White Guilt and stupid people elected him.

      • Alain

        With the help of a lot of voter fraud.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Why was James Earl Jones the voice of Darth Vader and not the actual actor who played Darth Vader?
      And why was Darth Vader played at first by an old white guy and later air brushed out for Hayden Christenson.
      I hate Star Wars.
      It’s so fantastically revisionist that the real story is no longer there.
      And I saw Star Wars in a theatre in 1977 with my cousin.
      We went for the afternoon showing and stayed there through three.
      And then we walked three miles home because we had neither busfare nor money left for a phone call.
      And my old man wouldn’t have picked us up anyway so…

      • ntt1

        how can you make a charge of revisionism against a fictional story set in another time? but in general you are right the the franchise must improve drastically or fade away.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The loser does it again. Of course, Syria now becomes Putin’s problem.

  • Obama and the rest of the leftist clowns believe in a fantasy world.

    Everything Obama and his cultists have touched has turned to a big pile of crap.

  • mauser 98

    Putin has exposed Obama’s fake fraud war against ISIS.
    next to be exposed is Barry’s funding, supplying and protecting ISIS along with the Saudis
    Putin smashed them in a few days.. now whole bunch more will flee to Europe

  • moraywatson

    Well if the White House administration is considering a Syrian retreat, I recommend they go to Aleppo. I hear that these days it is full of the beautiful sounds of the muslim call to jihad, and Russian bombers. (Oh they mean a retreat FROM Syria. But we can dream can’t we?!)

  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama never had the least intention of doing thing one. His ‘support’ was in the form of no bid contracts for his cronies.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    The House of Saud’s bumboy in the White Hut…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxl4lQ8tmdM