On Wednesday, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and other officials hailed the arrival of a new constitution, slated to go up for a referendum later this month, but the Obama administration didn’t greet the news with much credulity or enthusiasm.

Meanwhile, a fuel pipeline was the target of an explosion in the embattled Syrian city of Homs. –KA

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Press secretary Jay Carney calls the move “quite laughable” in light of ongoing brutality by the Syrian military. He says it “makes a mockery” of the Syrian uprising.

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