Mike Shedlock

Lawmakers Bash Obama's Delusional Syria Policy

In a recent post I noted Turkey Plans Military Intervention in Syria, Bans YouTube for Leaked Reporting. As a followup, please see Outrageous but Highly Believable Rumor Involving Syria, Turkey, Kerry.

Meanwhile, back in the US Lawmakers Bash Obama's "Delusional" Syria Policy.

U.S. lawmakers lashed out at the Obama administration's handling of Syria's civil war on Wednesday, demanding a stronger American response to the conflict and better communication from the White House about its plans.

Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed deep frustration after Anne Patterson, the assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, declined to answer a question about strategy in a public setting.

"I have a problem with a generic answer to a generic question that I can't believe is classified," Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, said during a committee hearing.

Members of the Foreign Relations panel in particular are frustrated by the administration's failure to do more in Syria, where 140,000 people have been killed, millions have become refugees and thousands of foreign militant fighters have been trained as rebels have fought to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

Arizona Republican John McCain, a frequent critic of Obama's foreign policy, called U.S. Syria policy "a colossal failure."

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