So, what’s going on with President Obama’s strategy to defeat ISIS in Syria by arming and training Syrian rebels?
Americans gives up effort to train Syrian rebels http://t.co/DoaOWQLB67 but they were doing so well!
— Ed West (@edwest) September 29, 2015
CBS News reported Monday night that the $500 million program was an admitted failure and had been suspended. Also on Monday, ABC News’ Luis Martinez reported that the United States was not suspending but rather continuing its plan to train Syrian rebels to act as our boots on the ground there but was holding the cap at 120 while the White House considered modifying its strategy.
US OFFICIAL :US program to train Syrian Rebels continues training 120 rebels but stops taking in new recruits pending WH decision on changes
— luis martinez (@LMartinezABC) September 28, 2015
The last we’d heard, the U.K. Telegraph was reporting that the first graduates of the U.S.-run training program in Turkey crossed into Syria and immediately surrendered their weapons and ammunition to al-Qaeda forces.
— Terry O' (@IrishTea1) September 29, 2015
Today, CNN’s Barbara Starr reports that the Obama administration insists that the program to train and equip Syrian rebels has not been suspended, while officials speaking anonymously say it’s been “paused” until the White House figures out what it’s doing.
Admin insists #Syria train and equip not 'suspended.' Senior officials say on background it IS 'paused"…no new recruits til WH way ahead.
— Barbara Starr (@barbarastarrcnn) September 29, 2015
The hosts of Fox News’ “Outnumbered” and Dr. Keith Ablow discussed the fiasco Tuesday morning and followed up with a question for viewers.
Who should be held accountable for failing to train Syrian rebels? Join the convo #outnumbered
— Outnumbered (@OutnumberedFNC) September 29, 2015
@OutnumberedFNC …The commander in chief…our nonleader…is responsible 4 everything the military does wrong…court marshal him please.
— Meg (@exrexx48) September 29, 2015
@OutnumberedFNC top down, what stupid idea to start with, IF the US were attacked like it was at Pearl now we would not even fight back!!
— toblue (@tdavidh) September 29, 2015
@OutnumberedFNC ourPOTUS if it worked he'd be bragging. Let him take the fall. It failed, like most of his ideas
— Robert Hochu (@bobbyhochu) September 29, 2015
@OutnumberedFNC POTUS has been diminishing US power since he got into office. Dr. K. is spot on.
— Ch. Michael D. Rix (@rix_rixmichaeld) September 29, 2015
— John Alves (@johnbalves) September 29, 2015
@OutnumberedFNC Doc: absolutely correct. O is succeeding in his ultimate goal to bring US down. Can we last another year at this rate?
— Walkyn West (@WalkynWest) September 29, 2015
— Ezekiel 25:17 (@Easykiel2517) September 29, 2015