Charlie Rose's interview with Al-Assad just killed the Obama adminstions plan. No TelePrompTer, stuttering or the constant use of I. In fact he was able to ask 30-40 plus questions not just 5 or 6 in the hour interview.
The comparison of the rebels (sect) to the LA riots (sect), 9/11 sect (Al Qaeda) to his out of country rebel (Al Qaeda) sect was really brilliant. The only thing he could have thrown in is our revolunitary war of the north vs. south and the number killed with no WMD's.
Why is it a person, or people of this level of intelligence, don't insist on a live to tape interview? This prevents all the cut and paste editing which happens.
BTW I don't agree with the Syrian government.