Obama Admin Recognizes Syrian Opposition
The Obama government has now officially become more welcoming to an amorphous rebellion in a far-off country than it is to Republicans in Michigan and Washington.
President Barack Obama says the U.S. now recognizes Syria's main opposition group as the "legitimate representative" of the country's people.
Obama says the Syrian Opposition Council is now "inclusive enough" to be granted greater legitimacy in the international community. The president says that level of recognition comes with responsibility, including making sure the group organizes itself effectively and is committed to a political transition that respects the rights of women and minorities.