Panetta's advice for Syria’s President Assad "you'd better get the hell out now.”Submitted by go213mph on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 19:08
Panetta is the Sec of DEFENSE. Now, if Syrian troops were on US Soil the statement Panetta made would make perfect sense...but Panetta is telling the President of a Soverign nation to "get the hell out" of his own country? Panetta is CLEARLY the Sec of OFFENSE...not Defense!
US Defense Sec. Leon Panetta has advice for Syria’s President Assad: “If you want to be able to protect yourself and your family, you’d better get the hell out now.” Panetta also warned that the US would not repeat the mistakes it made in Iraq.
“The United States and the international community has made very clear that this is intolerable, and have brought their diplomatic and economic pressure on Syria to stop this kind of violence, to have Assad step down and to transition to a democratic form of government,” he said in an interview with CNN during a visit to Tunisia.
The international community has yet to reach consensus on the ongoing strife in Syria. Russia and China oppose removing Assad, saying his government is supported by a majority of Syrians.
Syria’s government forces should remain intact after embattled President Assad is ousted, said Panetta. Though the Obama administration is resolved against military intervention in the country, Panetta nevertheless drew a comparison with the occupation of Iraq following the 2003 US-led invasion.