We weren't worrying about Syria before 2011, and look where we are now. If Assad wins due to American help, we'll be in a worse position than we were before the Arab Spring because Syrian Sunnis will hate us for our support for the regime.Had the aid and assistance gone to president Assad instead, we wouldn't be worrying about Syria right now.
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Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
I know some plan drafted under the Bush administration included Syria among a list of regime change candidates, but we've been pretty neutral about Assad pre-civil war, with Hillary Clinton referring to him as a "moderating influence." I don't think anyone in 2010 thought that Syria would be the birthplace of an extremist caliphate, but repression by a minority dictatorship is definitely a contributing factor to the rise of ISIS.Otherwise, are you denying that Syrian regime change has been a long term USFP ambition, or do I misunderstand you?
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