Democrats Were For Syrian Dictator Assad Before They Were Against Him

Back when the Bush administration was taking a hard line stance against Syria the Democrats who are in power now were all for the dictator Bashar Assad. That was then and this is now.

The Obama national security team that wants to go to war with Syria and demonizes President Bashar Assad is the same group that, as senators, urged reaching out to the dictator.

As a bloc on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, President Obama, Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Vice President Joseph R. Biden all opposed the George W. Bush administration’s playing tough with Mr. Assad.

None grew closer to Mr. Assad and promoted him in Washington more than Mr. Kerry.

“President Assad has been very generous with me in terms of the discussions we have had,” Mr. Kerry, as a senator from Massachusetts, told an audience at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in March 2011. He predicted that Mr. Assad would change for the better.

But that same month, pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in Syria that would lead to a civil war, unmasking Mr. Assad’s brutal tactics, including the Aug. 21 unleashing of nerve gas that killed more than 1,400 civilians. (Read More)

Kerry and his wife even had a nice intimate dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Assad. Here they are looking all cozy. But never mind. Now that terrorists have taken over his opposition they want to bomb him.

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Oh, and don’t forget how Nancy Pelosi was part of the pro-Assad gang back in the day.