The more the US complains about suppression of human rights in Syria, the more it will be expected to do something about it, i.e., get involved in another major war, on top of Afghanistan and Iraq. And the more such voices are heard, the more likely is an actual involvement, see Libya. A US president does not need to be an expert in foreign affairs or in any particular field. But he needs to appreciate the complexity that is involved in the subject matter, and gather around himself a team of experts that can handle it. Like most US Presidents, Obama came to office with no expertise in foreign affairs. Unfortunately, he also did not appreciate enough this subject to look for experts. His lead "advisor" is Hillary, a person without foreign experience nor a good grasp of it. Let us recall that Senator Hillary was one of the few Democrats who supported the authorization of Dumbya Bush to invade Iraq. More recently, Hillary gave advise to Saad Hariri (regarding the international investigation of his father's assassination). Hariri followed, and lost his premiership, bringing Hizballah to power. Is the US headed towards another debacle?
from the article: At least 88 protesters killed in deadliest day of Syria unrest