Senate Hawks Slam Obama’s Syria Policy

Sen. Menendez 'Bewildered' by Lack of US Intervention

The Obama Administration failed spectacularly in its efforts to sell an attack on Syria to the America public, and indeed to Congress. But the handful of Senate hawks who were already on the war bandwagon are making it clear they are angry about the conspicuous lack of an invasion.

“I think our help to the opposition has been an embarrassment,” insisted Sen. Bob Corker (R – TN), one of the first to declare “agreement” on the war during the administration’s failed push.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D – NJ), likewise totally on board for the war a couple of months ago, described himself as “bewildered” and said he can’t see any “coherent strategy” on Syria.

War enthusiast Sen. John McCain (R – AZ), who even snuck into Syria to get his picture taken with some kidnappers, also objected to reports on the Syrian Civil War referring to it as a “civil war,” insisting it was now regional, and saying the use of the term proved the administration’s strategy is lacking.

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