Kerry probably does have some sympathy for Assad, but he’s not really calling the shots and everyone knows it. What matters is what Obama tells Cameron, not what Kerry says at a press conference.
Following Monday night’s nuclear test in North Korea, newly installed secretary of state John Kerry placed calls to get in touch with his counterparts from the key regional powers. But one key player didn’t deign to get back to him. One reporter suggested that it seems Kerry has been “frantically trying to call Foreign Minister Lavrov.”,