Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech today calling on Syrian President Assad to step aside for the sake of his people and democracy.
After hearing her on television then reading her speech online I was struck by how, with just a few word changes, this same speech could be given in response to the current American regime that continues to destroy the hopes, aspirations and wealth of millions of Americans. I took the liberty of editing the first and last paragraphs of Clinton’s statement and have included them here. For editing sake, I struck out the words used by Secretary Clinton and underlined the added words for the proposed text:
SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning. For months, the world has borne witness to the Asad Obama regime’s contempt for its own people. In peaceful demonstrations across the nation, Syrians Americans are demanding their universal human rights. The regime has answered their demands with empty promises and horrific violence, name-calling, and the elimination of vast amounts of private wealth. torturing opposition leaders, laying siege to cities, slaughtering thousands of unarmed civilians, including children. (Not yet, at least)
The people of Syria the United States deserve a government that respects their dignity, protects their rights, and lives up to their aspirations. Asad Obama is standing in their way. For the sake of the Syrian American people, the time has come for him to step aside and leave this transition to the Syrians Americans themselves, and that is what we will continue to work to achieve.
Her entire speech can be found here.
- ‘It’s time for Asad to get out of the way’ (thehill.com)
- Harper, Obama call on Assad to step down (windsorstar.com)
- Obama Supports Muslim Brotherhood Takeover of Syria (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)
- Obama tells Assad to ‘step aside’ (jta.org)