Kudos to Up with Chris Hayes for having not one but TWO actual Syrians on his show to talk about Syria. Like hurricanes in Hartford, Hereford, and Hampshire, that hardly ever happens. But watch the body language on the former Syrian Brigadier
July 22, 2012

Kudos to Up with Chris Hayes for having not one but TWO actual Syrians on his show to talk about Syria. Like hurricanes in Hartford, Hereford, and Hampshire, that hardly ever happens.

But watch the body language on the former Syrian Brigadier General Akil Hashem as Amy Goodman interrupts him. Yes, she's making a well-informed point about international negotiations and eliminating a military option.

But one could hardly notice what she was saying given the general's eye rolls and folded arms. This isn't an Arab problem. John McCain makes the exact same face. :D

On topic, I have to wonder: what is a former Brigadier General doing meeting with John McCain about Syria and what real-world results might come from such a meeting? Given Senator McCain's perpetual presence on the other Sunday shows, I expect it's all about pushing the interventionist narrative that has failed us so many times before.

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