Syria's Assad is being blamed for over 100,000 casualties during the Syrian civil war. John Kerry said last week that any negotiitions between the Syrian government and the 'rebels' (Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra fighters, incl many foreign) must be predicated on Assad's ouster because, as Kerry maintains, Assad is too 'cruel.'
Yet, there were 285,000 casualties in the Iraq war, as a result of US involvement there, and 63% were cizilian. So isn't 'cruelty' in the eye of the beholder? The Examiner just now reported that 60,000+ residents have exited Iraq's Anbar Province due to terror activity. See last link.
We started a war. The country we were 'helping' is now worse off than it was before we invaded even though we proudly proclaim that we 'won'. (What was our prize?)
Yet the secretary of state of the country whose invasion caused 285,000 in Iraq condemns Syria's Assad because he presided over a war that killed 100,000.
Mr. Kerry, no one is listening to you or your clueless boss. Just SHUT UP, John Kerry!
"...where’s the uproar over al-Maliki bombing his own people, to match the outrage over al-Assad bombing his own people?"