What groups are in the Syrian Opposition Council that is now recognized as the legitimate government (without elections) in Syria? Is the president of the United States able to
recognize elevate a rebel group (or any group) as the legitimate representative of Syria? How will this impact Russia’s support of the Assad government?
If the unions rise up in Michigan and storm the state capital, will Obama recognize them as the current government? A little hyperbole, but the analogy is not inconsistent with a narcissist.
I have more questions but I know one fact: this country was not founded on the actions of the past several presidents. Nation building has bankrupted our country and power has overthrown our representative republic.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama declared Syria’s main opposition group the sole “legitimate representative” of its country’s people Tuesday, deeming the move “a big step” in the international diplomatic efforts to end Syrian President Bashar Assad’s embattled regime.
Obama said the newly formed Syrian Opposition Council “is now inclusive enough” to be granted the elevated status, which paves the way for the greater U.S. support for the organization.
“Obviously, with that recognition comes responsibilities,” Obama said in an interview Tuesday with ABC News. “To make sure that they organize themselves effectively, that they are representative of all the parties, that they commit themselves to a political transition that respects women’s rights and minority rights.”