Skip to comments.Obama aides confront Hill foreign policy concerns
Posted on 05/23/2014 9:02:58 AM PDT by PoloSec
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers' concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan and defense spending. The meetings come as a frustrated White House seeks to push back at criticism of President Barack Obama's foreign policy.
But the White House outreach appeared to be having little effect on some lawmakers' concerns.
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, described Tuesday night's White House meeting with chief of staff Denis McDonough and national security adviser Susan Rice as "one of the most bizarre I've attended."
Another senator who attended the meeting said Obama's advisers refused to provide lawmakers with answers about whether the president plans to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally concludes later this year or about the Pentagon's efforts to find nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian school girls.
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There is no foreign policy. Dems do not have a foreign policy because it hurts the base. So instead they do worthless things meant to harm America’s credibility on the world stage and then they blame Republicans.
“...instead they do worthless things meant to harm Americas credibility on the world stage and then they blame Republicans.”
Exactly. It’s always easy to blame foreign policy blunders on your predecessor, even if he last ran the show 5 years ago. The Blame Bush crowd will always accept this line of defense (on virtually every issue, in fact). Of course, when the MSM goes along with the defense it nearly always succeeds.