‘The Situation Is Bad’

The New York Times has just published the most scathing indictment I have read of the Obama administration’s grossly inadequate train-and-assist program for the Syrian rebels. It didn’t appear on the editorial page but, rather, in the news columns. It contains no overt editorializing and is all the more damning for it.

The article, written by three Times reporters, is pegged to the embarrassing news that the commander and deputy commander and six other fighters of the only contingent of Syrian rebels so far trained by the Pentagon — a total of 54 men — have just been abducted by the al-Nusra Front, the al-Qaeda offshoot which evidently has more money, personnel, and weapons than the American-backed groups.

  • Mickey Oberman

    It’s interesting how flies are attracted to corruption and decay.

  • k1962

    That picture is disturbing. I have a hard time looking at it every time you post it. Ugh.

  • Jay Currie

    Sad to see a lion at bay.

    But, hey, Cecil!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Another thing that Obama has touched that has turned to shit.