Is 'Assad Must Go' Still U.S. Strategy In Syria?
Three years after President Obama predicted the toppling of Bashar al-Assad, Syria's president remains in power.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | January 20, 2015
"A year ago, Qaddafi was one of the world's longest-serving dictators — a murderer with American blood on his hands. Today, he is gone. In Syria, I have no doubt that the Assad regime will soon discover that the forces of change cannot be reversed and that human dignity cannot be denied," President Obama said during his 2012 State of the Union address.
Chances are we won't hear the same prediction in Tuesday night's State of the Union.
That's because, despite the administration's position that Bashar al-Assad must go, Syria's dictator appears to be staying put — at least for the foreseeable future. (Video via Sama TV)