December 8, 2009

W ONLY HAD TWO GREAT FAILURES...:

Syria Exports Trouble: How Bashar al-Assad is playing the world (Michael Young, 12.08.09, Forbes)

The former U.S. secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, once declared that the Bush administration did not seek regime change in Damascus, only "behavior change." It achieved neither, and during his campaign, Barack Obama approved of a dialogue with Syria (and others) "without precondition," a gesture unlikely to alter Assad's behavior.

Today Syria continues to export instability in defense of its regime and interests, and the reality is that no one is doing anything about it--not the United States, the United Nations, the Arab states or the European Union. To Assad's dubious credit, he has positioned his otherwise weak country in a perfect dead spot regionally and internationally, unmolested by any political will to forcibly curtail Syrian misdeeds.


...but they were big ones.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 8, 2009 7:33 AM
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