Christie: Obama ‘Should Leave Office Early’
Chris Christie was quick to attack President Obama on his foreign policy during an interview on Friday. He called Obama “delusional” and suggested that he leave office early.
“I mean, Syria is on fire, Iraq is on fire, Egypt is under martial law, Yemen is on fire, Lebanon is on fire with Hezbollah and Hamas shooting rockets into Israel, and he has put Iran on the path to nuclear weapons,” Christie said on Fox News Radio’s “Kilmeade & Friends.”
“That’s leadership?” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate added. “That’s success?”
“If he thinks that’s successful foreign policy then maybe he should do all of us a favor [and] start building his library now and leave office early.”
He slammed Obama’s handling of Syria.
“It’s a success that 250,000 people have been murdered at the hands of their own government?” he asked, citing Syrian President Bashar Assad’s fight with rebel factions.
“It’s a success that millions of people are running for their lives to other countries in the Middle East and Europe?” Christie also asked, referencing the ongoing flood of refugees fleeing Syria.
The Hill reports:
The Pentagon announced on Friday it is scrapping its $500 million program to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels for combating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The major policy shift follows reports last week that Russia is escalating its air strikes in Syria on behalf of Assad’s government.
Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have repeatedly clashed over Syria’s civil war.
Putin has taken steps to prop up Assad, who is a long-time ally of Russia.
Obama, meanwhile, has repeatedly stated that Assad’s government is no longer legitimate.
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