"... In testimony to Congress last December, Hof delivered some of the harshest rhetoric to date on the Assad regime."Our view is that this regime is the equivalent of dead man walking," he said,.....
For the first two years of the Obama administration, Hof worked the Syria and Lebanon portfolios for Special Envoy George Mitchell, preparing those tracks just in case Mitchell's efforts on the Israeli and Palestinian tracks ever progressed to the point where regional actors would be brought in. Mitchell's efforts never got that far.
With his departure, the Syria team at the State Department will now be led solely by Ambassador Robert Ford, administration sources said......"
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Concocter of 'Dead Man Walking' rhetoric on Syria ...resigns!
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 7:22 PM