House Democrats called on the Obama administration Tuesday to continue diplomatic negotiations aimed at ending the Syrian civil war despite the recently failed effort with Russia.
President Obama said that the crisis in Syria “haunts me constantly” during an interview with Vanity Fair published Wednesday.
U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Russian aircraft conducted the attack on a humanitarian aid convoy in Syria on Monday, refuting Secretary of State John Kerry’s initial statement that it was likely the Syrian government.
It was only three weeks ago that the secretary of state committed a perfect Washington gaffe, complaining that media coverage of terrorism is making life difficult for him and the administration he serves: “Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on.”
Congress on Friday launched a wide-ranging probe into a secret Obama administration-funded campaign to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to information exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The Obama administration’s pact with Russia to strengthen military cooperation in Syria has prompted a widening rift between Secretary of State John Kerry and top Pentagon officials, who warn against sharing intelligence with Russian forces.