I would like to remind you that more than two years ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said we shouldn't arm rebels because "we don't want to further militarize the conflict."
We're up to 200,000 casualties just in Syria, including repeated chemical weapons use; with ISIL in Syria expanding the violence to Lebanon and taking over large parts of western and northern Iraq.
And now we are formally involved in the fighting.
So thank goodness we didn't "further militarize the conflict" and risk bad actors using our weapons in ways we wouldn't like.
Well, perhaps Kofi Annan will succeed yet. Oh, he's gone? no loss.
Remember, refusing to make a decision is a decision.