It is unbelievable the amount of psychological warfare being thrown around right now. Guess that is normal just prior to a World War lighting up. To illustrate.
Obama claims that the WMD in Syria are the responsibility of the Syrian government. Not the rebels causing all the problems. If the rebels succeed, would they not then be the ones responsible for the WMD ?
And, lets turn the table a little bit. Assume a Civil War was occurring within the US. The Feds have lost control of a couple cities and some territory. Would Obama claim that the safety of the US WMD are the responsibility of the US government ? Would he also claim that if he had to use the WMD on the rebels, that it would be his fault ? Never in a million years.