White House Concedes: Assad Won’t Go / TODAY’S MESOP COMMENTARY


It turns out that the smart diplomats & strategery buffs in the White House have taken another look at the situation in Syria and reached a new conclusion: that Assad isn’t going anywhere after all. The Syrian civil war is going to drag murderously on into the indefinite future, jihadi groups will fester and multiply in the heart of the Middle East, and America is fine with that.

We note in passing that we are yet again glad for America’s sake that President Obama isn’t a Republican. If President Bush had let Detroit go bankrupt in the same week he handed Iran and Russia a major diplomatic victory, the press hysteria would be overwhelming.