The first clips from Charlie Rose's interview with Assad are being released and given the Russia-Syria discussions, Obama's skepticism, and now John McCain's 'dubious support' for "the US getting on board with Russia's proposal for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons," we thought this brief view of Assad's response was telling...
As RT reports,
Hardline Republican Senator John McCain said the US should get on board with Russia’s proposal for Syria to hand over control of its chemical weapons to the international community.
“If there is an international [agreement], if you have the guidelines, the requirements, the reporting, the dates— all of that guided by a very detailed resolution to the UN Security Council, I think that you can’t say no to it even though I’m very dubious that this is a real proposal,” McCain told Time magazine.
“I think it’s just a stalling tactic but to reject it out of hand is obviously not something that you can do.”
And Assad's response to requests for hism to hand over his (in his words, non-existent) chemical weapons...
Of course, this leaves President Obama and John Kerry with the small problem that no strike means their biggest fear - that a North Korea (or some such despot) will unleash hell upon the USA if Syria is not spanked.