Obama: U.S. Recognizes Syrian Opposition

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Once again, better late than never.

From Politico:

The United States will recognize a Syrian opposition group as "the legitimate representative of the Syrian people," President Obama said in an interview Tuesday, ratcheting up pressure on besieged leader Bashar al-Assad.

"We've made a decision that the Syrian Opposition Coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the Syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime," Obama told ABC News's Barbara Walters in the White House.