Kerry: Get Assad Out of Gov't

    US Secretary of State John Kerry sorts his papers during the start of the Syrian peace talks in Montreux, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the meeting saying that the peace talks will face "formidable" challenges for Syria. Ban called on the Syrian government and the opposition trying to overthrow it to negotiate in good faith. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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    Apparently slaughtering your own citizens isn’t as popular as it used to be. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not be part of the Syrian transitional government that is being negotiated. In response, Syria’s representative accused the U.S. of supporting terrorist groups in the opposition. "We have to deal with reality here. We really do… That means that Bashar Assad will not be part of that transitional government," Kerry said. "The man who led the brutal response on his own people cannot regain legitimacy."

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