There were no WMDs in Iraq and there is no civil war in Syria. To say that there is a popular revolution taking place against Assad is to turn reality upside down.
Obama and Erdogan both want Assad to step down, but it doesn't matter what they want for Syria's future because political and social reality is going against their wishes.
Obama is not God. The White House can't shape and manipulate the reality in Syria. Saying Assad is a butcher doesn't make it so. Washington has lived in a fantasy world for so long that it doesn't know how to adjust to reality. It is foreign to them. They are like spoiled children who for the first time in their lives can't get what they want.
Washington's machinations and the media's deceptions cannot destroy the reality on the ground. The response of the Syrian people to the war of aggression waged by Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, EU, US, and Israel has been heroic.
This is the response of the Syrian people to the thugs Obama and Erdogan: Welcome to the real world. In the real world, Syria is not in a civil war, it is fighting a foreign-led Jihadist insurgency. Syria is doing what America and Israel won't: defeating Al-Qaeda.
Below is a short article called, "Syria: it’s not a ‘civil war’, it’s an imperialist war," that was published by the blog 'Agent of Change' on May 20: