Careful with Syria

(Washington Post) David Ignatius - It's hard to find a Syrian who doesn't want Assad to remain at least as a figurehead. He's a symbol of stability for a country nervously watching the carnage in Iraq. But I doubt that Syrians will permanently ransom their political futures to an Assad clan that doesn't deliver economic and social change. Syria is a country in ferment. People talk politics here with a passion. They're writing manifestos, dreaming of new political parties, trying to rehabilitate old ones from the 1950s.

2005-11-21 00:00:00

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