The Obama administration's decision to directly supply weapons to the Syrian opposition may end up torpedoing the possibility of a political settlement.
The Obama administration's announcement last week that it would start direct military aid to Syrian rebels is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.
The fact that the president is exercising caution at this point is, for many, a positive change from the Bush-Cheney approach.
Francois Hollande and David Cameron announced that their governments would push for an end to the European Union embargo on selling weapons to rebel forces in Syria.
There is a small opening toward a possible peaceful solution. This is an opportunity that must not be lost.
The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.
Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.
108 civilians were reportedly killed in Houla, a group of Syrian villages. The dead included 49 children and 34 women.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other feudal Persian Gulf states are providing millions of dollars in funding to Syrian opposition forces every month, with U.S. backing and coordination.
Syrian rebels launched a series of attacks in Damascus on Tuesday, further undermining the shaky two-week-old UN-backed ceasefire.