Wasn't to be pres'dent,
'Til brother Bassel died in ninety-four,
In a car accident?
Pres. Bashar was an ophthalmologist!
That's a doctor of eyes,
But then he was fast-tracked through the army,
Took five years to make colonel, for this guy.
In two thousand he became president,
People hoped he'd reform,
It soon became clear he had no intent,
To dev'ate from the norm,
Now civil war,
Two-years old and growing,
With Russia and China firmly on side,
No hint of waning resolve is showing.