August 26th, 2013
08:16 PM ET
8 months ago

Crossfire: Is Obama leading from behind in Syria?

Crossfire hosts S.E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter discuss Syria with Wolf Blitzer.


Filed under: Crossfire • President Obama
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  1. Gurgy

    This president is doing just fine on Syria. If I were him–I would do the same. Educated writing.

    August 26, 2013 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  2. 0g

    syria should be settled buy the people off the middle east -if they had to put up the blood and money for once.maybe they ,just maybe they will start getting along

    August 26, 2013 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  3. ED1

    You don't know by now that's his style unless he can blame it on someone else.

    August 26, 2013 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  4. Revolution

    Is that even possible?

    August 26, 2013 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  5. luke,az

    Ask Osama bin Ladin about President Obama's tactics.

    August 26, 2013 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  6. Garo

    Obama is not leading at all, he is taking in from behind. You looking for leadership, better look elsewhere.

    August 26, 2013 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  7. carrotroot

    Please cut the "Leading From Behind" talk. What has happened in Syria is very serious. And the President has done his best to keep us out of another country's civil war where we have no dog it. But with the introduction of Chemical weapons everything has changed.

    August 26, 2013 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  8. lean6

    I don't care what you want to call it, I think that the way Libya was handled by President Obama is the right way to go from here on out...if we have to always stick our noses in international events at all. I would prefer we didn't go in at all. We can't save the entire world, and the world knows what we are capable of already. Absolutely nothing to be gained intervening in Syria. If Al Qaeda is really the opposition, let them figure it out on their own.

    August 26, 2013 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  9. J.V.Hodgson

    Hi the lady in blue is clearly not a blue democrat... that said what does she advocate as a solution? Nothing other than criticism in effect that in her opinion Obama has done nothing effective in Syria. C,mon Wolf put her on the line like the you do the president OK from day one and progressiveyl what are your alternate policy and solutions to the Syria crisis as it has developed bearing in mind Russia and Iran's opposition to interference of any kind!?
    the lady dressed in blue is a pure adversarial pundit that has no way to defend her positions in real world terms.
    It makes me sick, she is cute pretty and regrettably effectively empty headed but great at creating a media non debate that's argumentative and aggressive that's all.
    My guess is even the glasses are a fake attempt to make her appear to be an intellectual!!
    Regards,
    Hodgson

    August 27, 2013 03:22 am at 3:22 am |
  10. The Great Pontificator

    "Is Obama leading from behind"?? This statement implies that the leadership is not the best and it implies that there is leadership to begin with, which there is not. I would best categorize how middle east foreign policy is being formed/executed as "behind closed doors, with heavy dependence upon trying to figure public opinion by reading sources of news that really are not sources but broadcasters".

    August 27, 2013 05:33 am at 5:33 am |
  11. Marie MD

    Stay out of Syria. We can't be the police of the world and then have these same people turn on us the first chance they get.
    Enough of sending troops anywhere. Let them figure it out by themselves.

    August 27, 2013 06:20 am at 6:20 am |
  12. Winston Smith

    Did G.W.B. lead from any other position, throughout his entire administration. Once appointed, then elected for his second term. What a mess he made. And what a bunch of idiots to allow it to go on from 2004-to-2008.

    August 27, 2013 06:42 am at 6:42 am |