Former CIA Director Goss says US support for Syrian rebels may be 'too little, too late'

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Goss cautioned that the efforts to replace Assad could backfire. 

“The problem with regime change is you have to decide what comes next is better,” he said. “And we’re learning, not necessarily to our benefit, that in places like Egypt that maybe what was there before to preserve the stability wasn't quite as bad as we thought, given the way we seem to be headed now, like in some place like Syria and Egypt, pick your spot.” 

Goss served in the House of Representatives as a Republican from Florida from 1989 through 2004. He served as CIA director from 2004 to 2006.