Published August 16, 2011
AP – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, speaks during an event at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., Aug. 16.
One week after officials put out the word that the Obama administration would call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has repeatedly passed up the opportunity to do just that.
Clinton, speaking alongside Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Tuesday at a forum in Washington, D.C., defended the U.S. response to Syria and Libya. And she suggested the time was not yet ripe to go public with a call for Assad’s ouster or resignation.