February 14, 2008

WHILE THE OBAMA FOLKS SEEK TO LEGITIMIZE THE REGIME:

President orders new Syria sanctions (Associated Press, February 14, 2008)

President Bush ordered new sanctions Wednesday to punish officials in Syria, saying Damascus undermines stability in Iraq and meddles in Lebanon's sovereignty and democracy.

Bush, in an executive order, said he was expanding penalties against senior Syrian officials and their associates deemed to be responsible for, or to have benefited from, public corruption. [...]

A White House statement on Wednesday said Syria was undermining efforts to stabilize Iraq.

Syria's government "continues to pursue other activities that deny the Syrian people the political freedoms and economic prosperity they deserve, and that undercut the peace and stability of the region," according to the statement.

"Syria continues to undermine Lebanon's sovereignty and democracy, imprison democracy advocates, curtail human rights and sponsor and harbor terrorists," it said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 14, 2008 8:53 AM
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