By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
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Syrian opposition leaders are accusing President Obama of emboldening the embattled Syrian regime by backing away from his "red line" on the use of chemical weapons in the 2-year-old war against President Bashar Assad.
Syrian rebel commanders have elected a new 30-member leadership council and a chief of staff, a senior rebel said Saturday in a major step toward unifying the opposition that is fighting to oust President Bashar Assad.
Gen. Idriss said the rebels desperately need Mr. Obama's help as they have "neither the requisite training nor equipment to counter the effects of Assad's chemical weapons."
Brig. Gen. Salim Idriss, commander of the rebel forces in Syria, said in a letter to Mr. Obama that the president's "carefully phrased condemnations" of the use of chemical weapons in Syria are seen by Mr. Assad not as warnings "but as loopholes, which justify his continued use of chemical weapons on a small, strategic scale."