From the Wall Street Journal:
"The Obama administration on Tuesday for the first time released intelligence directly tying a powerful Syrian rebel group to commanders of al Qaeda in Iraq
. U.S. officials formally sanctioned the Syrian militia, called Jabhat al-Nusra—freezing any assets it may have in the U.S. and barring Americans from doing business with it—because of fears it is gaining disproportionate power among the rebel groups seeking to overthrow Mr. Assad."http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324339204578173272657834096.html
Basically, they're admitting what we already knew. I knew it, you knew it, we all knew it.