Obama Administration Seeking $500m to Train 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels
Request to Congress comes as US searches for effective alternatives to Isis, which has overrun parts of northern Iraq
US-trained Iraqi military was routed in Nineveh Province by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) in recent weeks. Pic: AP
Unless we're willing to back these guys up with aerial resupply, air strikes and a conventional force coming in when the time is right including a LOT of heavy artillery, we will only be extending the pain & suffering . . . we should have never gotten involved over there in the first place. When this Syria business first kicked off we should have said, "Putin, this one's in your sphere of influence . . ." and let him handle it.
More to follow . . .