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Obama's "Foreign Policy" in Syria Ruining America

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The window of opportunity to change the course of the Syrian Civil War has long passed.

A protester holds a poster burning on which is depicted former US president George W. Bush taking off a mask of current President Barack Obama during a protest against a strike.
Photo Credit: Anwar Amroa/AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama should have acted in Syria 20 months ago when Al Qaeda had not infiltrated the rebels.

Mr. Obama should have acted before over 100,000 people lay dead.

But just like the Green revolution in Iran, Obama dithered. Al Qaeda didn’t.

A protester holds a poster burning on which is depicted former US president George W. Bush taking off a mask of current President Barack Obama during a protest against strikes.
Photo Credit: Anwar Amroa/AFP/Getty Images

The terrorists recognized the opportunity in Syria. The sad thing is it appears that Al Qaeda showed more leadership than the U.S. president.

Now, chemical weapons have been used. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should not have been allowed to remain in power and able to pull that deadly trigger.

It's been almost two years since Mr. Obama called for Assad to step down. The dictator was so intimidated by America’s president, that he stayed in power, killed 100,000 people and then gassed and killed over a thousand more.

Obama's "lead from behind" foreign policy is a travesty and shows the intelligence of a five-year-old.

I am disgusted that this president has backed our nation into a corner where we now have no good options. Many are rightly asking, "What is the point of drawing red lines, calling for Assad to be gone and then do nothing for 20 months watching the situation deteriorate?"

I take no pleasure in saying that it's a reflection of Obama's "governing" style. He thinks all he has to do is give a speech, and the sheer magnificence of his presence will solve the world’s and the country’s problems.

He's learning that foreign policy takes more than pretty speeches and talking down his own country abroad.

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