January 8, 2013

Assad and the U.S. Are Blind to Reality in Syria

Washington Post, Washington Post

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The Assad speech made clear that the ruler and his clique remain locked in that belief. But it also illuminated the fecklessness of U.S. policy. The same State Department statement that began by condemning Mr. Assad for undermining Mr. Brahimi concluded by saying that the Obama administration would continue to support the latter’s initiative, along with the “framework for a political solution” that the dictator had just rejected. Like the Syrian regime, the administration has become impervious to fact or real-world developments.

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TAGGED: United States, Syria, Bashar al-Assad

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