Should We Plea-Bargain with Syria's President?

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Feb. 6 2012 6:35 PM

Amnesty for Brutal Dictators!

Wouldn’t it be easier to get Syria's Bashar al-Assad to step down, and thus end the bloodshed, if we could guarantee him immunity from prosecution for the bloodshed? I posed this question to Matthew Lee, who runs Inner City Press and is the world’s most dogged United Nations correspondent. He pointed out that, actually, we just did something kind of like that with another Arab dictator:

And don't miss Matthew's righteous rant about a truly scandalous UN appointment that has yet to get mainstream media attention:

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You can watch the whole conversation here.

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