I didn't watch the President this evening.
Mostly because I don't have a T.V. (well, I do, but there's about an inch of dust on it, and it's not even plugged in...).
I did, however, take about 20 seconds to go to MSN.com to see what news of the event there was, and lo and behold, I found what I was looking for. I gazed through the article enough to get the gist that we're going to co-operate with Russia and let Syria hand over their chemical weapons the say they didn't use.
Oh, wait, no, they admitted they have them.
A fresh out-of-the-oven article from The New York Times goes into detail about how Syria's foreign minister, Walid Moallem, admitted the country produces and stores chemical weapons.
“We are ready to reveal the locations of the chemical weapon sites and to stop producing chemical weapons and make these sites available for inspection by representatives of Russia, other countries and the United Nations,” Moallem said.
This just after news that rebels attacked and took control of Maaloula, a Christian town where many Christians and Muslims still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus.
The article goes on to say that the rebels indicated they meant no harm, and shot video of them being polite to Christians, touring a monastery, and appearing civil.
It looks like both sides are playing the politics game. It's hard to make heads or tails out of any of this. I'm hearing reports that the Syrian president protects Christians, that Al-Qaeda has ties to the rebels that led the attack on Maaloula...
In my opinion, it's impossible to tell who's doing what to whom, and who we should be helping here. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below, and share this using the link at the top.