“We need to be perfectly clear: these are lies. Sanders knows that they are lies. There is no basis whatsoever for the assertion that Assad has “murdered” the hundreds of thousands of people who have perished in the war between the Syrian government and CIA-backed radical jihadists and terrorist factions that has ravaged his country.”

The fact that Assad is a murderous dictator is not in question; he is and always has been. The fact that he has slaughtered hundreds of thousands of people and wounded and displaced many more is not in question either — it’s happening.

What you’re offering there is something akin to Holocaust denial and there isn’t a damn thing “progressive” about that.

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