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US Tweets Unleashed Against Slumping Assad

The protests in Syria just won’t stop. The Army is overstretched. Syria’s allies are turning their backs. The economy is collapsing; tourism is nonexistent. Unemployment has doubled. Reports suggest $20 billion has left the country. The holy month of Ramadan could put protesters out on the streets every day.

So what can the House of Assad do? To the hoots and jeers of protesters, the Syrian cabinet endorsed a law that would allow the formation of political groups not tied to the ruling Ba’ath party. Too little, too late?

Now comes the final indignity: the State Department has unleashed its tweeters to do their worst.  @Assad from USG: “We believe President Assad is the cause of Syria’s instability, not the key to its stability.”

How recently we were rebuilding ties with Assad and scoffing at Bush for confronting him.  Sometimes diplomacy reminds me of the Groucho Marx comment:  “You wouldn’t expect me to kick a man when he’s UP, would you?”

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  • David V

    Strange lookin’ fella…

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