So far the best report I’ve found on the mess that is Syria comes from, surprisingly, an opinion piece at CNN. In it Peter Bergen reminds us that
Whoever ultimately prevails in this fight is hardly going to be an ally of the U.S. It’s an ungodly mess that makes even Iraq in 2006 look good. It is, in short, a problem from hell.
Bergen also discusses the complex legal issues of America entering the fight in Syria and the fact that we’re essentially guaranteed to enter at this point.
Another piece from The Independent brings in the fact that we’ll be fighting against al-Qaeda in Yemen and Pakistan, but with them in Syria. It doesn’t even mention that fact that we took out al-Qaeda’s leader just two years ago. It will be interesting to see if the we were on the same side but didn’t directly give weapons controversy will play out again.