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January 05, 2006

Former Syrian VP: Assad Must Go

Well, when you've been accused of treason and forced to leave the country, you tend to say things like that.

Not really sure if it moves things along-- I don't know what influence this guy still has, sitting in Paris -- but it's something, I guess.

former Syrian vice president who has openly broken with President Bashar Assad intensified his criticism Thursday, saying the Damascus regime had outlived its time and was unlikely to survive much longer.

Abdul-Halim Khaddam, who left his post in the Syrian government in June, was asked in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press interview from Paris whether he supported regime change.

Yes," he replied adding that he had no personal interest in leading the drive to oust Assad.

His feelings about the regime's logevity may just be wishful thinking, of course.



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