President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said.I'm not saying it's a bad idea; I just hope this isn't another one of those politically-motivated leaks (the same way, whenever I watch Old Yeller, I keep hoping the dog doesn't die).
Obama's order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence "finding," broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
If it's a secret order...
...how come I know about it?