Amid many voices on Fox News that have been criticizing President Obama “indecisive” approach to military action in Syria, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace said today that the president has been “quite clear” on the issue.
Wallace was reacting to Obama’s statement this afternoon, in which he said he still hadn’t made a “final decision” but did insure the American people that “we’re not considering any open ended commitment” or “boots on the ground approach.”
When host Trace Gallagher asked Wallace if he was “surprised” Obama hasn’t laid out his military plans in more details, Wallace responded, “I’m surprised that we have laid out as much as we have.”
“In fact the administration has said too much about what it’s not willing to do. I think some healthy fear on the part of Assad and his regime might be a good thing at this point,” Wallace continued. “As far as the long-term strategy, the administration made it quite clear, no boots on the ground, no involvement in the civil war, no regime change.”
Pushing back against more stringent critics of the president, who may support intervention but not President Obama’s approach, Wallace concluded, “You can argue whether that’s a good policy or not, but I don’t think the administration has been lacking in stating what it is about here.”
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