Syria's foreign minister is accusing the United States of double standards and says the decision by the Obama administration to provide aid to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad is prolonging the conflict.
Kind of sucks, huh?
Iran, too, is expressing outrage:
Iran's Salehi said the U.S. move would prolong the Syrian conflict, an uprising-turned-civil war in which 70,000 people have been killed.
"If you really feel sorry about the ongoing situation in Syria you should force the opposition to sit at the negotiation table with the Syrian government and put an end to bloodshed," he said.
"Why do you encourage the opposition to continue these acts of violence?"
To which our reasonable response must be, "kiss our buttocks."
The difference is that Syria and their leash-holders the Iranians were trying to support a minority in Iraq in a fight against the majority, while Assad is now fighting for the life of his minority against the majority in revolt.