Before I even begin, I must warn that this story is disturbing.
Syrian President Assad’s government has torture-killed 13-year-old Hamza Ali al-Khateeb. Numerous other protesters have met a similar fate. But Hazma’s horrific death has become a world wide rallying point against Assad's brutal regime. I, for one, will not be satisfied until Assad hangs.
But Obama? . . . has not even recalled our ambassador to Syria. And that in spite of past calls for him to do so, including from Pawlenty, Rubio, and Thune.
I am at a loss for words.
Obama recess appointed Robert Ford as Ambassador to Syria this past Christmas to get around opposition in Congress. He is the first US Ambassador to Syria since 2005.
Yes, as always, the ends justify the means with Obama. But both the ends and the means here are an outrage.