Assad must go.
That's been the Obama administration hard line since the U.S. charged the Syrian dictator, Bashar Assad, used chemical weapons against his own people.
But Hillary Clinton, Obama's former secretary of state, might not exactly agree.
"There is no alternative to a political transition that allows Syrians to end Assad's rule," Clinton said in her national-security address before the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Thursday.
Seem plain enough, right? Not exactly.