So what’s going to happen after Assad is overthrown? There are probably a dozens of rebel groups who don’t like each other (or the West) with different ideologies and goals. If Assad’s gone they probably continue fighting each other and continue to commit war crimes against the civilian population. Or someone we supported wins and becomes the next Assad… or Osama bin Laden.
I hate to say it but Assad is the devil we know and at least the country was stable under his leadership. It’s like the Iraq. Sadam was overthrown and then things became far worse with ethnic tensions, terrorist bombings and ISIS taking over large parts of the country. In a perfect world Syria would become a democratic nation where everybody gets along after Assad is overthrown. But I honestly can’t see it happen.