U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says he has pronounced doubts about U.S. attempts to bolster one side or another in the Syrian conflict. Durbin spoke to reporters recently after a trip to Greece. The Illinois Democrats says only the most minimal of military aid is being contemplated, and that is not likely to produce a difference in the struggle.
Durbin says the first U.S. try at training Syrian troops to resist the Assad regime could find only five who were vetted and the American government very quickly gave up on them once they were taken back to Syria. He calls that training program a dismal failure.