The Current | Jan 9, 2013 | 22:00
President al-Assad: Delusional or Sane?
An estimated 60-thousand of his citizens are dead. Half a million have fled. Key officials have deserted him. Rebel fighters hold strategic locations. And yet Syria's Bashar al-Assad stood before an adoring audience just days ago both defiant and confident. Is he also Delusional? Or almost two years into an armed uprising, still in power .. still backed by powerful Russia and China ... does the President, once trained as an Ophthalmologist see something the rest of us can not?