John Kerry Dined With Bashar Assad in 2009, Will Media Report It?
A day after Secretary of State John Kerry compared Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein, Britain's Daily Mail published a picture of Kerry dining with Assad in February 2009.
It's going to be fascinating to see how the Obama-loving press report this (photo courtesy AFP):
Assad and Kerry - who was then a senator for Massachusetts - lean in towards each other and appear deep in conversation as their wives look on.
A waiter is pictured at their side with a tray of green drinks - which are believed to be lemon and crushed mint.
The picture is believed to have been taken in February 2009 in the Naranj restaurant in Damascus when Kerry led a delegation to Syria to discuss ideas and talk about the way forward for peace in the region.
So four and a half years ago, Kerry and wife Teresa dined with the Assads.
If Kerry were a Republican who on Sunday compared Assad to Hitler and Hussein, the media would have a field day with this picture.
Given their affection for Obama and Kerry, it's going to be fascinating to see how this gets reported in the coming days.