The Syrian opposition are upset about the USA's outreach to Syria (Bill Burns the US State Department heavy is visiting Damascus). They are concerned that it means we no longer oppose the Syrian government. But we have bigger fish to fry and that means bringing Syria back into the Western camp at almost any cost because that will weaken Iran. But does weakening Iran reduce the risk of another Mid East war - or increase it?
The Obama administration last week made a major diplomatic opening to Syria. It dispatched Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns to Damascus for talks, thereby elevating the level of diplomatic contact and further making good on a pledge to engage with countries that George W. Bush s administration shunned.