Well, really that shouldn’t surprise anyone – it’s the wrong thing to do, applying US military force in Syria at this juncture, so of course this administration is considering it. Screw finishing the war in Afghanistan, let’s get mired down somewhere else in the Middle East. From the Associated Press;
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, said during congressional testimony that he has provided President Barack Obama with options for the use of force in Syria.
Speaking about what he termed “kinetic strikes,” Dempsey added that the “issue is under deliberation inside of our agencies of government.” But he declined to provide further details, as members of the Senate Armed Services Committee pressed him for greater clarity on the strategy for ending the war and removing Syrian President Bashar Assad from power.
No matter what we do, we’re going to get blamed for whatever turns out poorly – look at Egypt, FFS.
“The decision on whether to use force is the decision of our elected officials,” Dempsey said. “It would be inappropriate for me to try to influence the decision with me rendering an opinion in public with what type of force we should use.”
Yeah, who needs a military adviser to actual provide advice to the civilians, that would be out of his area of expertise. the civilians are just better off making completely political decisions while US troops spend their blood and their lives for the next presidential election. Way to bow-up there, Marty, you spineless POS.