President Barack Obama called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down in a statement released by the White House today.
Four months into the bloodiest uprising in the Middle East, the U.S. Administration finally made a statement declaring that Syrian President Bashar Assad has lost legitimacy. However, Secretary Clinton and Persident Obama stopped short of calling on him to go. The statement came two days after the U.S. Embassy in Damascus and the official residence of the U.S.
The tides may be turning against the Syrian regime as it starts to lose its friends, both regionally and internationally. As the Syrian revolution enters its third month, with the death toll surpassing 1,000, observers are starting to cast doubt on the survival of the regime.