A Thought on the Syrian Opposition

Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren (for a few more days), has one, which he offered in an interview with the Jerusalem Post:

The initial message about the Syrian issue was that we always wanted [President] Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed by Iran to the bad guys who were backed by Iran. … We understand that they are pretty bad guys.  Still, the greatest danger to Israel is by the strategic arc that extends from Tehran, to Damascus to Beirut.  And we saw the Assad regime as the keystone in that arc.  That is a position we had well before the outbreak of hostilities in Syria.  With the outbreak of hostilities we continued to want Assad to go.

Would that our own national leadership, including a President who’s a better policy guy than his policy guys, had such clarity of thought.

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