too much too late
Our hesitant president could not make up his mind until too late.. The time for giving aid to the Syrian rebels was when it started as a popular uprising against Assad not when defense of Assad has been increased by aid from Hezbololah and Al -Queda . The weapons this irresolute leader intends to provide to the rebels ,now that he forced to act because his "redline" has been crossed , will ultimately be used against Jordan, Israel and as escalation of the conflict occurs against the United States. If I were cynical I might believe from previous administration actions that this is intentional . I cannot conceive that even this President and his scandal ridden State Dept could put us intentionally in harms way so I will have to accept abject stupidity as an excuse.