Syrian President might reciprocate
OBAMA: Time for you to go, Assad
ASSAD: Time for you to go too, Obama
“News Alert: Obama calls on Syrian President Assad to resign
August 18, 2011 10:05:33 AM
President Obama on Thursday for the first time explicitly called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, a symbolically significant step intended to ratchet up pressure on the government five months after the start of the uprising in that country. The president also issued an executive order expanding sanctions against Syrian government officials.