Monday, August 1, 2011

Obama Discovers that Syria is a Repressive Dictatorship

By Barry Rubin

 President Barack Obama's new statement on Syria is intended to show anger and toughness.

One of the techniques of politics is to change your mind when you've clearly been shown to be wrong without admitting you are changing your mind. If, after all, the regime is one using "violence and brutality against its own people," "once again, using "torture, corruption and terror," what else is new? In other words, for his entire term Obama has been treating Assad as a really good guy who truly wants to reform and be moderate. Such people as Senator John Kerry, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the dreadful apologist Senator Arlen Spector, lauded Assad repeatedly.

So they were wrong, correct?

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