Here is the full Fox News exclusive interview with Syria President Bassar al-Assad, conducted by former Congressman Dennis Kucinich and Greg Palkot. Assad claimed he is fully committed to carrying out a plan to turn over and destroy his government’s chemical weapons, but continues to deny responsibility for last month’s deadly chemical weapons attack, despite new evidence presented by the UN inspectors that implicates the Assad regime.
In case you missed Sen. Rand Paul’s response to President Obama’s speech Tuesday night on Syria, here it is for your viewing pleasure. I would bet that Rand Paul has calmed some fears regarding his foreign policy philosophy, as it relates to a potential 2016 presidential bid.
It would appear that the Obama administration’s botched handling of Syria is the straw that broke the camel’s back. After a succession of foreign policy failures after interventions in Egypt and Libya, not to mention the abandoned failures of Iraq and Afghanistan, Syria may be all she wrote for Obama’s credibility as a Commander-and-Chief. The latest average of polls show President Obama’s job approval on foreign policy has cratered to its lowest levels, with 36.5% approving and 53.5% disapproving of President Obama’s handling of foreign policy.
Mr. Bill O’Reilly has certainly made a good living claiming that he is “looking out for you” – “the folks.” Increasingly, however, I find myself in staunch conflict with the positions he has taken on a number of issues, which is supposed to be consistent with his little slogan.
Sen. John McCain R-AZ, President Obama’s best hope for GOP support for a strike in Syria, said Wednesday that he will not support the Senate’s draft resolution authorizing the use of force agreed upon earlier in the morning.
President Obama, while speaking in a joint press conference in Stockholm Sweden, denied that he even set a red line. Refusing to take the full burden the president said, “first of all, I didn’t set a red line, the world did.”
Although the American people are not fully engaged in the conflict and happenings of Syria, there is widespread opposition to U.S. intervention in the ongoing civil war that has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people.