Apparently President Obama’s entire National Security Team (including the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA) has encouraged and advised President Obama (going back to last summer) to aid the rebels in Syria. He has not done so (at least not per public information and Members of Congress.)
Senator John McCain told me yesterday that never has a President taken a position opposite all his National Security Advisers.
One of them – the President or his advisers – is right. History will give us the answer.