US Still Says Syria's Assad Must Go, But When?
During his address to the U.N., President Obama again called for the removal of Syria's Bashar al-Assad, but this time, he didn't specify a timetable.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | September 28, 2015
"Realism also requires a managed transition away from Assad and to a new leader," President Obama said. During his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, President Obama once again called for the removal of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
That wasn’t especially newsworthy. Getting rid of Assad has been U.S. policy for a while now." Assad needs to go," President Obama said in August 2011.
But today, the administration's position sounds more like: Assad needs to go — eventually.