ANNAN RESIGNS SUGGESTING ASSAD SHOULD TOO
“There may be other plans, other approaches that may work quite effectively,” he said, adding that at this stage the focus should still be on a political transition which means “President (Bashar) al-Assad will have to leave sooner or later.”[source : Annan quits as Syria peace envoy; says Assad will have to leave sooner or later, Al Arabiya, http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/08/02/230034.html, 02/08/2012]
Annan's plan failed because he failed to grasp, at least publicly, the simple fact that a number of countries have decided that they don't want Assad in power any more so they have financed Sunni terrorists to do their dirty business for them, and that this naked aggression against Syria is just one in a series of wars that was enabled by the inside job 9/11.
Perhaps if Annan had told these countries to get everything of theirs out to make the crisis in Syria truly Syrian...?
But who will the totally biased Ban Ki Moon appoint as his replacement?
Perhaps this really is a case of the better the devil you know.