Author Topic: What's wrong with U.S. foreign policy?  (Read 300 times)

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Offline segnosaur

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Re: What's wrong with U.S. foreign policy?
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2019, 11:41:28 am »
I don't agree. Assad attacked his own people with chemical weapons, he announced Assad has "crossed the red line"; and apparently, there wasn't much on the other side of that red line. (e.g., they got away with more).
Yup, Obama announced Syria had 'crossed the red line' and didn't follow through.

The problem with Obama is that he decided to go to congress to get authorization, and republicans in congress were in a contrarian mood (determined to oppose anything and everything Obama proposed.) Note that these are the same republicans who have praised Trump's attacks on Syria, despite the fact that they are roughly on the same scale.

https://www.factcheck.org/2017/04/mcconnell-revises-history-syria/

Offline SuperColinBlow

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Re: What's wrong with U.S. foreign policy?
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2019, 09:29:41 pm »
Obama did that deliberately, knowing they'd refuse him, and he could blame someone else for his inaction. I'm not a conservative, but I've never liked Pres. Obama's foreign policy.

And the same people who praise him for withdrawing from Syria.
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