Saturday, August 20, 2011

Obama Calls For Assad to Resign

What took so long? And really, a written statement and not a speech; weak...

"Hosni Mubarak got eight days of protests before Barack Obama demanded his resignation in a speech. Libyan thug Moammar Gaddafi got 16 days before Obama called for him to leave power, and eventually went to war to push for his removal. Today, one hundred and fifty-six days into Syrian protests and brutal crackdowns that have left hundreds and possibly thousands dead, Obama finally got around to demanding Bashar Assad’s ouster as dictator of Syria … in a written statement:

President Obama called on Thursday for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, a demand aimed to ratchet up the diplomatic pressure on the leader who has launched a bloody crackdown on his own people for months.

“For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside.” Obama said in a statement.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to speak shortly about a new executive order to allow for additional sanctions against the Assad regime, the New York Times reported, quoting an official who described the new measures as a “tough action that will lend additional force” to the administration’s demands.

What took so long? Obama tossed our nominal ally Mubarak under the bus in eight days, a man who kept a cold peace with Israel and the Muslim Brotherhood under control. But the White House insisted that Assad was a “reformer,” despite his alliance with Iran, his links to Hezbollah’s terrorism in Lebanon, and assistance to Hamas in attacking Israel.

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