Those pushing that idea are mistaken. The US will not leave. The US will not stop aiding it's killers.
One reason is that Israel has too great a stake in this fight. There are other reasons, but, the Israeli stake in this destroy/destabilize campaign is enough to make the point. The US/NATO/Israeli special ops, military and Islamist mercenaries are going nowhere.
Now, even as the United States seeks to increase support to moderate rebels ( there are no moderate rebels) to fight his regime, U.S. officials privately concede Assad isn't going anywhere soon.
The contrast between public rhetoric and private expectations reflects the Obama administration's struggle to address the increasingly complex, messy conflict in Syria, which is pitting world powers against one another - from Moscow to Tehran and Washington.
It also points to a continuation of the administration’s policy of supporting Syria's neighbors and providing small-scale armed assistance to moderate rebels ( there are no moderate rebels) to fight the regime, while ruling out large-scale U.S. involvement that officials fear would lead to another Iraq or Afghanistan.
Assad's allies portray him as confident and in control ahead of a presidential election on Tuesday that the United States dismisses as a farce with the opposition largely unrepresented and unable to participate.
Obama said on May 28 he would work with Congress "to ramp up support for those in the Syrian opposition who offer the best alternative"( there is no 'best alternative- there are no moderate rebels) to Assad and to extremists who could be more dangerous for the United States than Assad himself.
The United States has provided more aid than any other country, providing more than $250 million in "non-lethal support" to opposition groups including communications kits and trucks.Overt aid, not covert aid.
"He may be elected to be president of Syria, but he won’t control Syria," General Martin Dempsey, the top U.S. military officer, said in a recent interview with Reuters and the Pentagon's news service.
The partition of Syria- the breaking up of Syria- into smaller squabbling bits was the agenda...."The choice for the administration right now is whether to accept this sort of de facto uneasy partition of Syria, or to try to do something to roll it back," said Fred Hof, a former State Department special envoy for Syria who is now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center.
Destabilization. Balkanization. Remaking. Order out of chaos
Problem, Reaction, Solution.