COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN
Tiresome, really tiresome.
Assad is the legitimate president of the country.
And by all critical accounts, he is a rather decent one, demonstrating tolerance for Syria's many religious groups.
The country's Christians regard him as a protector.
He remains the most popular political figure in Syria.
The armed forces have remained loyal to him through five years of hell on earth, and that despite many efforts to bribe them by the same foreign states sponsoring Syria's agony under imported terrorists.
John Kerry's pronouncements from Washington on Assad's fitness for office carry about as much weight with thinking people all over the world as David Cameron's words on the EU.
There is nothing unusual in Britain or Syria with friends and relatives receiving responsibilities. Just look at David Cameron's honors' list.