USAs opptreden overfor Bashar al-Assad blir stadig mer underlig. Det er over en uke siden USA signaliserte at det ville be Assad om å gå av. Men ennå har intet skjedd.
Hillary Clinton hadde en slik anledning tirsdag, men valgte å uttale seg forblommet.
Fra å ha vært i første rekke når det gjaldt å fordømme og ba autoritære ledere avgå, har USA inntatt en forsiktig rolle.
One week after officials put out the word that the Obama administration would call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has repeatedly passed up the opportunity to do just that.
Clinton, speaking alongside Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Tuesday at a forum in Washington, D.C., defended the U.S. response to Syria and Libya. And she suggested the time was not yet ripe to go public with a call for Assad’s ouster or resignation.
«I am a big believer in results over rhetoric,» Clinton said, when asked whether the administration would call on Assad to relinquish power. She noted that she wants to know that other nations in the region are on board in a uniform response.
«It’s not going to be any news if the United States says, ‘Assad needs to go.’ OK, fine. What’s next? If Turkey says it, if King Abdullah says it, if other people say it, there is no way the Assad regime can ignore it.»
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/16/clinton-passes-up-chance-to-call-on-assad-to-step-down/#ixzz1VEHm8Hob