Assad Interview with ABC's Barbara Walters: State Department Reacts

Spokesperson says Assad appeared "utterly disconnected" with reality of Syria.
3:00 | 12/07/11

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Just from what happened what took place in the interview he appeared. Utterly disconnected with the reality. That's going on in his country. And be. Brutal repression it's being carried out against the Syrian people. It's either. This connection. Disregard. Or as he said crazy I don't know it -- says that he's completely lost. Any power that he that he had within Syria. That he simply -- cool. Or that he's completely disconnected with reality it's hard for us to say but. You know what. What we insist is that he has lost all credibility -- people need to step down judging by the content of this interview made it seems to be that that's one explanation is that he's. You know that he's at least trying to create an image of himself as someone -- Whose whose not pulling the levers here but what what what is very clear is that you know the Syrian security apparatus. He is carrying out this a clear. Campaign against. Peaceful protesters. And you know. That blame and responsibility or accountability it would that ultimately rests on -- side and his cronies.

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