Radicals now rule the rebellion.
To borrow the climactic line from “Easy Rider,” “We blew it.” Or, to be fully accurate, President Obama blew an unprecedented chance to aid Syria’s then-moderate opposition back in 2011.
How Syria Ruined the Arab Spring. By Marc Lynch. Foreign Policy, May 3, 2013.
With or Without Us. By Fareed Zakaria. Time, May 13, 2013. Video at GPS.