A Confident Assad Sworn in for Another 7 Years as Syria’s President

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President Obama once said Syria’s President Bashar al Assad would “have to go,” but today he was sworn in again in Damascus for a third 7-year term. Despite three years of civil war with a death toll of 170,000, his inaugural speech on state television sounded more confident than ever. Liz Sly is Bureau Chief in Beirut, Lebanon for the Washington Post.




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