Matthew Feeney on How Obama and Neocons Seem Aligned in Pushing for Problematic Syrian Involvement


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The Washington Post has reported that the Obama administration is considering a change in policy towards Syria that could include arming some of President Basher Assad's opposition. The possibility has President Barack Obama siding with policymakers like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who has been arguing for more direct American involvement in the Syrian conflict. Matthew Feeney argues that the U.S. administration's involvement in Syria would be only the latest example of Obama's expanding interventionist foreign policy. This intervention in Syria would not make American interests any safer, especially considering the growing influence of jihadist fighters in the conflict, the volatility of the region, and the involvement of Syria's neighbors and allies.