Liz Cheney: Obama All 'Words,' No Action on Syria

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 07:42 AM

By Greg McDonald

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Liz Cheney is accusing the Obama administration of walking away from the Syrian conflict, saying all it has in response to the massacres of innocent civilians and Bashar al-Assad’s threat to use chemical weapons “is words.”
“You have a situation now where the Syrian regime seems clearly to be crumbling,” Cheney told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Monday evening. “We’re in a situation where Syria is spinning rapidly out of control and where the only thing this administration seems to be able to muster in response is words.”
“We seem to be doing nothing,” the Fox News contributor and former deputy secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs added. “And now faced with the very real prospect that these weapons could end up in the hands of Hezbollah or could end up in the hands of al-Qaida, [we’re] in a situation that really is one of our worst nightmares. I think it’s clearly time for more action.”
Cheney, however, did not say specifically what kind of action the United States should take. But she suggested that the administration seemed willing to allow Israel, as it has in the past, to lead the way in dealing with the Syrian threat in the region.
“ Once again, you know, you’ve got the real potential that the Israelis may have to take action,” she said. “I keep thinking about the fact that the Israelis did take action, thank goodness, against the Syrian nuclear reactor five years ago.”
But, Cheney added, “It shouldn't be up to the Israelis time and time again to have to stop these very dangerous developments.”
Cheney said the President Barack Obama’s lack of strong leadership in response to the Syrian conflict has hurt U.S. credibility.
“His policies are making that worse as our allies see us heading for the exit at the moment when they are facing grave danger and so are we,” she added.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved