the president is not an emperor. nor is criticism of the president the same as criticism of the us. assad, who has trained and armed all manner of terrorists, and who was given the opportunity by obama to give up his thuggery, is the one criticising the us. keep in mind that assad is personally responsible for the deaths of american troops. he is equally responsible for the arming and training of the shia terror group, hezbollah. assad is an enemy of the us and of the west.
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