Covered at Reason 24/7: John Kerry Pledges $60 Million to Syrian Opposition Forces
In the last few weeks, the White House has been engaged in a high-pitched fearmongering campaign over sequestration, one that went well beyond the facts. Sequester, according to the White House, could lead to slower emergency response, slashed healthcare, and people living in the street. One thing it won't lead to? A less interventionist foreign policy. Money is no object for the heir to the Heinz fortune, and it's no different in his new role as Secretary of State.
From the LA Times:
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged an additional $60 million in aid to Syrian opposition forces Thursday, including food and medical support directly to armed rebels for the first time but turning aside their demand for weapons.
Kerry, on his first foreign trip as America's top diplomat, said that the extra assistance would help "the legitimate voice of the Syrian people," who have been trying in vain for nearly two years to topple President Bashir Assad. Kerry said Assad had "long ago lost his legitimacy…and must be out of power."
And we must not be broke yet. Small wonder most Americans aren't worried about the sequester at all.