It’s not all tea and crumpets for U.S. diplomats, as demonstrated in the riot at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus by a mob backing Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

The attack came after a visit to the town of Hama by Ambassador Robert Ford. The French Embassy also was attacked by the pro-government mobs.

We commend the French government for its stand as well as Ford and his staff. They are truly representing the best interests of the people of Syria, but also the values of the United States.