Syria, Obama and the Implications for A…

It is the worst case scenario for President Obama. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's reported use of chemical weapons in the ongoing civil war would necessitate an American intervention, despite Obama's attempts to minimize US involvement. For a president who campaigned on extracting the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan, Syria has presented Obama with one of his greatest foreign policy challenges to date. It is a war that is unlikely to end with the overthrow of the Assad regime, a war in which the government has demonstrated a willingness to use chemical weapons against civilians and the opposition—an opposition with potential ties to terrorist organizations.

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