It’s absolutely shameful that we still have to make this argument, that Assad is the wrong choice, even now, even after so much death and mayhem. How can a genocidal maniac ever be the right choice? Look no further than Ambassador Ryan Crocker who keeps making this argument to his dying shame. People like him whose voices were silent when Assad started his genocide now speak loud and clear, their realism offers nothing by way of preventing genocide but is good at accommodating a fait accomplit. People like him are not just the Devil’s advocates, they are his enablers, for all their good intentions.