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Syria: A commander in chief who ignored the first 100,000 deaths in Syria sends his secretary of state to defend the urgency of a delayed attack with unneeded congressional approval against a "Hitler" Kerry dined with.
Then-Sen. Kerry must have been one of the people then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had in mind when, on CBS' "Face The Nation" in 2011, she said, without disputing the assessment:
"Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he (dictator Bashar Assad) is a reformer."
Certainly Kerry shared that assessment, speaking with high praise of Assad at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 2011.
"So my judgment is that Syria will move," he said. "Syria will change as it embraces a legitimate relationship with the United States and the West, and economic opportunity that comes with it and the participation that comes with it."
Kerry praised Assad later in 2011 as being a "very generous" man.
While he was still a senator, now-Secretary of State Kerry casually dined with Assad in 2009, probably asking the son of his equally murderous predecessor, Hafez Assad, to pass the salt.
For his part, Assad said in 2010, "I trust Sen. Kerry, and I think he's genuine . . . I met him five times."
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