Obama Says He’ll Arm “Moderate” Syrian Militias. Biden Says There Aren’t Any

Posted on Mon 10/06/2014 by


Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

obama biden twn 2Last month Barack Obama decided he’d get “moderate” Syrian militias to do the on-ground fighting against the Islamic State:

In a crucial vote of support for the White House’s declared war on Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the House of Representatives voted to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the war-torn country…

“We need to bolster the Syrian moderate opposition to enable it to be able to take and hold ground, pushing out both ISIL and the Assad regime,” a senior administration official said last week shortly before Obama laid out his plan for fighting the militant group.

Small problem. US Vice President Joe Biden last Thursday:

The fact of the matter is, the ability to identify a moderate middle in Syria was — there was no moderate middle — because the moderate middle are made up of shopkeepers, not soldiers,” Mr. Biden said.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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