“The Obama administration is preparing to explicitly demand the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad,” reports the AP.
The White House is expected to lay out the tougher line by the end of this week, possibly on Thursday, according to officials who said the move will be a direct response to Assad’s decision to step up the ruthlessness of the crackdown against pro-reform demonstrators by sending tanks into opposition hotbeds.
REALLY? “A direct response to Assad’s decision to step up the ruthlessness?” On THURSDAY? What the hell are you waiting for? More dead Syrians? Just say the words. Say them TODAY: “Assad must go!” That might have been a direct response in March. Now, two-thousand-plus deaths later, it’s only a whimper, and you are exposed: A hopeless, useless, rotten, cowardly, pathetic, quaking collection of incompetents standing in the wrong place at the wrong time.