Here are “progressive” protestor siding with one of the most brutal and reactionary dictators of the modern world against President Obama. They are carrying Assad’s flag and a picture of him looking kindly and benevolent. Such pictures are not easy to find. (NYT, Sep 9, 2013)
Here is an account from PBS of how George Bush and the CIA used Syria to torture people they felt might be dangerous. One was a Canadian caught in New York, who was tortured for a year. Eventual he was declared innocent and the Canadian government paid him $10 million dollars.