August 3, 2011

Time for Obama to Dump Assad

Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon

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For many months, Washington tossed lifelines to the regime of Bashar al-Assad, calling on him to lead the transition and begin the process of reform. Although most informed observers were convinced from the outset that the regime was, literally, incapable of reform for a myriad of unsavory reasons, the United States had profound and reasonable concerns about chaos and civil conflict in Syria.

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TAGGED: Syria, Barack Obama, Obama administration


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