I don't think many of us will spin it as a negative. The only negative I see is if he throws Turkey, our ally and one of the only secular states in the region, under the bus.
Aren't the Islamists moving on Turkey; own a lot of the government?
I watched a comprehensive expose re Syria, on FrontLine; and I'll be damned if I can figure out which is the lesser evil over there. Hell, we might look like Syria in a couple of years; all it took to start a war was for the government to put a bunch of juveniles in jail for being juveniles; and threaten to use them as examples for what happens when the folk dis the government.
For now...whatever undermines the power of Iran, will work.