US President Barack Obama arriving to address a news conference at the White House. Thomson Reuters
Business Insider: Obama admits his strategy in Syria 'has not worked'
This week, President Barack Obama admitted that the US had essentially been muscled out of Syria by being relegated to a diplomatic role in the country.
"With respect to Syria, in Benghazi we had an international mandate," Obama said at a Monday news conference, comparing the situation in Syria to the 2011 intervention against Libyan Col. Muammar Gaddafi. "We had a UN Security resolution. We had a broad-based coalition, and we were able to carry out a support mission that achieved the initial goal of preventing Benghazi from being slaughtered fairly quickly."
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WNU Editor: The White House has a Syrian strategy?!?!?! This blog follows wars and conflicts, and I still do not know what is the White House's Syrian strategy. The problem with President Obama's Syrian strategy has always been the same .... they cannot articulate in a few words what they want .... and by not articulating clearly what they want .... the follow-up and developing a strategy becomes a mess. On the opposite side President-elect Donald Trump's policy has been very simple and to the point .... destroy ISIS. One goal .... one priority .... make your strategy based on that goal and stay away from having multiple goals and objectives that will only confuse your objectives.