I was watching the Blue Jays hammer the Cubs while the C-in-C was addressing the nation, so I missed the details of his speech but this item from the Reuters summary caught my eye:
In a significant move that could help rally Gulf Arab states behind the U.S.-led coalition, key ally Saudi Arabia will host inside its territory a U.S. training effort for Syrian rebels, senior U.S. officials said. The effort is dependent on the U.S. Congress approving $500 million to train and arm the rebels.
$500 million to train the rebels? Where’s he going to train them? Harvard? MIT?
I think many of the wannabe rebels are already going to schools here. I wonder if the proposed training includes airfare.
But it’s academic. Congress will never approve the expenditure.
Color me surprised. Both houses approved the expenditure. It wasn’t even close.
via Obama orders U.S. air strikes in Syria against Islamic State | Reuters.