Obama’s greatest fuckup in regard to Syria is not his failure to help moderate rebels, but his failure to stand by the nonviolent prodemocracy protesters who led the revolution and were mercilessly slaughtered by Assad’s military and security machine. Had he took a stand then, during that 6 months period where almost 99% of all protests were nonviolent, we would not be dealing with all this mayhem in Syria and the region. Obama defended his intervention in Libya where the revolution was armed from the get-go, and said he did it to prevent slaughter. This very argument makes his inaction in Syria even more baffling. The level of moral hypocrisy here is sickening. Talk about horseshit. Former Administration point-man on Syria, Fred Hoff, makes an excellent point about his former boss’s argument here.