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Thursday, June 02, 2011

WaPo tells Clinton to stop ignoring reality on Syria

A scathing editorial in Thursday's Washington Post tells US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to do her homework and stop pretending that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a 'reformer' (Hat Tip: Soccer Dad via Twitter).
Partly due to the limited information, the world is reacting slowly to these atrocities. The State Department called the case of Hamza Ali al-Khatib “horrifying” and “appalling,” but U.S. policy, restated by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday, remains a “hope” that “the Syrian government will end the brutality and begin a transition to real democracy.” Ms. Clinton ought to read the Human Rights Watch report. No one who does so could propose such an outcome with a straight face. Perhaps the United States cannot intervene to save Daraa, as it did the Libyan city of Benghazi. But the focus of its policy should be holding Mr. Assad accountable for these crimes — and not pretending that he can become a legitimate ruler.
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At 4:14 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Baby Assad is a war criminal. Someone should refer him and his regime to the International Criminal Court in Rome for prosecution.

Its time to stop pretending a murderous tyrant is a would-be democrat in disguise.

What could go wrong indeed


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