Well, the revolutionaries are being abetted by the Saudis and Gulf State Sheikhs, and are connected with al Quaeda. They aren’t interested in compromising, and I don’t think they ever were.
I have long thought that Assad and Syria were a serious problem. Back after Bush nailed Saddam, I thought that he should have taken the Syrian government out, although there was a limit to how much he could do with the Dems and the press pulling another anti-Vietnam type protest against him. But I now think the current uprising represents dark forces that are even worse. It would be disastrous for the remaining Christians in Syria and Lebanon.
The Syrian regime was also part of the international coalition to kick Saddam out of Kuwait, which was what that operation was there to do, so that wouldn’t have been on the table.
After the bombing of the fleeing column of Iraqi armed forces, public opinion might have turned had the obvious next step — rounding up and overthrowing Saddam — been carried out. But that would have worked better at that time, and had Iraqi public support, and kept basically the same regime in power, minus Saddam.
And it wasn’t as if the Partisan Media Shills were suddenly going to change their tune about Republicans.
And saying it would be disastrous for remaining Christians in the easiest room in Hell is a broken record. Christians have been getting massacred, slaughtered, etc etc for the better part of a year, and yet they actually haven’t been, they’ve had to flee, some have been murdered, and yet the regime has killed 60,000 Syrians without checking their affiliations.
And like the rest of the Arabs, Syrian and Lebanese Christians will back whatever Islamic despotate is in power, and continue to deny that 9/11 was al-Qaeda, and danced in the streets when it happened.