Obama says he was ‘skeptical’ of Syria rebel boondoggle from the start

Obama says he was ‘skeptical’ of Syria rebel boondoggle from the start

The failed $500 million program to set up a proxy army in Syria was a test, US President Barack Obama told ’60 Minutes’, adding that he had doubts about the project from the start. He also ruled out sending US troops to Syria.

“I’ve been skeptical from the get-go about the notion that we were going to effectively create this proxy army inside of Syria,” Obama said in the interview.

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