The Daily Beast quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic Hof on the argument that the Syrian opposition is to blame for Bashar al-Assad’s survival:

“Indeed, a key element in explaining and justifying the wide gap between official U.S. rhetoric and inaction with regard to Syria is to blame the opposition for Assad’s survival,” wrote former State Department official Fred Hof in response to Ford’s remarks. “Blaming the opposition is indeed an alternative to making the journey. But it is not worthy of a great country.”

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