US military intervention in Syria would not only impact President Obama’s domestic priorities, but would also complicate US relations with Russia. Moreover support for the Syrian opposition will - ironically - link the US indirectly with Jabhat al-Nusra, an organization that has publicly declared its allegiance to al-Qa’ida.

On 25 April the White House issued a press release on Syria with the letter that was sent to Senators John McCain (R-Arizona) and Carl Levin (D-Michigan) by Miguel Rodriguez, assistant to the president and director of the Office of Legislative Affairs, that spells out the administration’s current reluctance to intervene militarily. (CONTINUED - 957 WORDS)