American diplomats in Damascus have expressed their support for Syria, according to an American reporter who’s just been to the capital.
What makes this story more interesting is that it comes from right-wing reporter Scott McConnell in the ‘American Conservative’ magazine.
Diplomats said, in private how much they like Syria. That runs contrary to official US policy – Bush withdrew his Ambassador last year.
“They loved being stationed in Damascus,” according to McConnell, and are exasperated by official American policy.
McConnell was on a Churches tour of the region – he visited a church service in Bab Touma. And he expressed his concern that if Bush gets his way and removes Bashar, it would have “incalculably tragic consequences” for Syria’s Christians.
The American diplomat’s response? “He nodded with a look of weary resignation.”