Syrian President Bashar Assad was scheduled to embark on an official visit to Tehran next week, during which he was expected to congratulate Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his recent election victory. This visit marks Assad's fourth such trip since Ahmadinejad first rose to power in 2005.
The Iranian news agency reported Friday that Assad and Ahmadinejad were to discuss ways to strengthen relations between their respective countries, despite repeated requests by Israel and the U.S. that Syria sever ties with Iran if it is interested in maintaining ties with them.
WE SHOULD HAVE BOMBED THE CRAP OUT OF ASSAD DURING THE IRAQ WAR.
INSTEAD, WE'VE CODDLED HIM IN THE HOPE THAT HE'D SEE THE ERROR OF HS WAYS.
WHAT A WASTE.
MEANWHILE, SYRIA GOES ON HELPING IRAN AND HIZBALLAH AND HAMAS.
WANT PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?
TOPPLE ASSAD. AND ALL OTHERS LIKE HIM.