February 12, 2012 | Quote

US, Allies Weigh Options in Syria

Some arming of the opposition “is going to be happening in any case, because there are a lot of people in the gulf who see a lot of advantages in accelerating what's going on in Syria,” said John P. Hannah, who was national security advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney. “There's an argument to be made that the U.S. and the West should figure out some way to gain influence on this, to ensure that it plays out in the way that best advances U.S. interests.”

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