Syrian president: Bush achieved nothing in Iraq
The United States should re-examine its Iraq policy because of the negative consequences of the war, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad told CNN on Wednesday. "We should re-evaluate what's going on in Iraq," Al-Assad said. "What did we achieve, what did they achieve from that war in Iraq. It's a very simple question. What did they achieve economically, politically, fighting terrorism?
"We didn't achieve anything. This is one example."
Asked to comment about the fact that the was ousted a leader such as Saddam Hussein, Al-Assad replied, "Yeah, but what did you lose as a return? The hope of the people, the stability, no better democracy, no better economy, no services, no stability in the region, more terrorism -- so is that the prize you've won for getting rid of a dictator? That's not a goal."