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As Syrian crisis deepens, Obama cites ‘Captive Nations’ week

Posted on AllSides July 16th, 2012
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As critics accuse President Obama of a weak response to the political and humanitarian crisis in Syria, the president quietly signed an order Monday proclaiming “Captive Nations Week.

“As individuals rise to demand their universal rights, the United States stands with them in pursuit of equality, justice, and freedom, the president declared in the order. “And as long as there are people who live in the darkness of oppression, America will remain their steadfast friend, linked by a common dream and our common ideals.

The proclamation, which presidents have signed...

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