The lesser evil in Syria is not choosing this figure over that, but instead choosing a practical settlement that may not immediately deliver on the expectations of revolutionaries but can still work for all sides.
Ammar Abdulhamid is a Syrian author and pro-democracy activist currently based in Silver Spring, Maryland where he arrived with his family as political refugees in September 2005. His recent book, "The Irreverent Activist," a series of brief reflections written over two decades, is now available through Amazon. He also blogs at www.thedailydigestofglobaldelirium.com and is a regular contributor to Lawfare.
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