Oh please. Assad is a son of the enlightenment compared to the Sunnis we call “allies”. The Saudis and Gulf States were ISIS.
In Assad’s Syria a woman could drive a car, marry or divorce, and dance on Latakia beach in a swimsuit while drinking locally made wine. You could be a Jew at one of the two synagogues of leftovers who didn’t leave for Israel. You could be any variety of Christian.
Assad is literally the good guy IF the alternative is a Sunni lead rebel movement or a UN created government. You need to quit drinking the Mattis and State Department Koolaid.
“Assad is literally the good guy IF the alternative is a Sunni lead rebel movement”
Only if the alternative is something worse.
By that standard, anything goes.
They are both bad. Another being worse, does not make the Ba’ath (Arab Nazi) Party, ally of Iran and Russia, good.
Assad, and his father, and his bureaucracy, actively participated in murdering American civilians, and attacking and killing American Military. Maybe that fact can get through the haze of whatever Kool-aid you have been drinking.
They are America’s enemies. The fundamental ideology of the Ba’ath Party enshrines that enmity.