Jeebus help us!
Nice to just rule out intervention or support for the opposition ex-ante. Nice to let Bashar know we've got his thuggish, brutal, back.
Look, I don't care anymore about our perceived "strategic interests" in the region, I want to see all the dictators there fall including the House of Saud!
Yes, things may get worse in the short run, but it's the only way things can ever get better in the long run.