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Colin Powell Talks Syria & Egypt
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS News) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was a guest on CBS Face the Nation Sunday discussing race relations in the US 50 years after the March on Washington and discussing the state of affairs in Syria.
On Syria he says he considers the state of conflict there "civil war," adding that he considers Assad to be a "pathological liar" in his previous interactions with him.
Powell says America has to be "clever" in their approach there and it would be the wrong strategy to believe that the US can bring about change in the country immediately. He says the conflict is a long and deep internal one that must be resolved by the Syrian people.