September 29, 2016

Corker Laments Obama’s “Failed Presidency” on Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON – During a hearing on the conflict in Syria, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, accused the Obama administration of a “failed presidency” on foreign policy after repeated refusal to take steps that could have alleviated humanitarian suffering and deterred the Assad regime’s targeting of civilians. The latest U.S. attempt to broker a ceasefire collapsed after Russian forces were accused of attacking an aid convoy destined to relieve the besieged residents of Aleppo just prior to the Syrian regime launching an assault against moderate rebels amid the five-year long conflict that has claimed over 400,000 lives.

“I think it's going to be a fascinating walk-through what I believe to be a failed presidency as it relates to foreign policy,” said Corker. “[There is] an unwillingness to roll up sleeves and deal with the tough issues that we have to deal with… And to not have a Plan B… in Syria today, where diplomatic actions cannot be backed up because Russia and Assad realize that there is no Plan B [and] never has been a Plan B.”

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