Rise Up and Die: Hillary Clinton on Aleppo in February

With the rebels and the Syrian government both claiming the upper hand in Aleppo, the only truth on this side of the ocean is that the war is grinding up the city and its people.  Ever wonder how Secretary of State Clinton feels about that? Less than six months ago, Mrs. Clinton made the case for the United States not arming Syrian rebels about whom we know little.  Speaking in Morocco, she said, "We really don't know who it is that would be armed," noting that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri had expressed support for the rebellion.  "Are we supporting al-Qaeda in Syria?" she asked, not quite rhetorically.  "Hamas is now supporting the opposition.  Are we supporting Hamas in Syria?" By itself, that is a good point.  Its power is only slightly diminished by the recent revelation that the CIA has been on the ground trying to figure out precisely whom we would be funding if we were funding, and the further revelation that indeed we have been funding (with...(Read Full Article)