December 21, 2011 | Quote

Experts to the Administration: Help Syria Now

“As was the case in Libya, the situation in Syria is one in which our interests and our values converge,” wrote a bipartisan group of 55 foreign policy experts on Monday in an open letter to Obama. “Members of your administration, however, have made statements against the militarization of the uprising, even warning that such a turn could threaten international support for their cause. Such a position is counterproductive, especially since the protesters themselves are calling for international protection from the Assad regime's forces. As of now, this protection is coming only from defectors from the Syrian military, who are fighting in support of the revolution. U.S. condemnation of their armed resistance undercuts them, and could have the effect of discouraging further Syrian military defections.” 

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