Maybe I have completely misunderstood the position of the United States regarding Syria. I was sure that the Obama Administration had taken the position that Bashar al Assad had to leave power. While all that was going on I came to understand that the people who started all the unrest in Syria are essentially International Communists of the Worldwide Occupy Movement. That being the case, it can be no wonder why I was sure I heard the President and the Secretary of State take the position that they wanted Assad out of power. I think it was even last week when after being defeated at the UN, Sec State Clinton was heard to exclaim; “We can’t overthrow them all”. I’ve been paying attention and I was sure I knew who the players were here and what their roles are.
What I forgot is that we now live in the age of “Smart Diplomacy”.
I am going to place my bets with the idea that Bashar al Assad is just a little bit smarter than our smartest “diplomat”, if you care to call her that.