It's been five years since President Obama first declared that Syrian President Bashar Assad should go.

"We have consistently said that President Assad must lead a democratic transition or get out of the way. He has not led. For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside," said then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, when she read a statement from President Obama about the situation in Syria on August 18, 2011.

But Assad has held on to power, and more than 450,000 Syrians have died in the civil war while Assad has leaned on Russia and the support of president Vladimir Putin.

While president President Obama maintains "Assad's days are numbered," he has remained in power for 1,825 days since Obama the declaration for him to step aside was made.