Yesterday, the Washington Times reported that Barack Obama, with a stroke of a pen, rendered irrelevant, certain portions of a federal law prohibiting the arming of individuals or groups with ties to international terror.
This action was undertaken in order to enable the transfer of weapons to Syrian rebels.
It is common knowledge that many of these groups have ties to al-Qaeda.
Late Tuesday, the Obama administration pushed back against the idea that they were indeed arming terrorists. In a released statement, they countered that the move was undertaken in order to provide non lethal and other technological assistance to the people of Syria. By the end of the statement, it reads as though this is nothing more than community outreach – a sort of humanitarian effort.