Cruz Explains the ‘Obama/Clinton Foreign Policy’

• September 10, 2014 10:23 pm


Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) spoke Wednesday on the specifics of what the senator calls the "Obama/Clinton foreign policy" after President Obama's address regarding the United States' plan to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

"The reason I call it the Obama/Clinton foreign policy is because they are intertwined," Cruz told to Megyn Kelly.

"She was his secretary of state. She was charged with implementing the strategy of ‘leading from behind,' which in effect featured the United States withdrawing from leadership in the world and created a vacuum into which these players have stepped," Cruz said.

"You know, the idea of our supporting the rebels in Syria–among those rebels was ISIS.

"I mean, one of the incoherent aspects of the president's speech tonight was when he suggested that we should be–that the answer here is to arm rebels in Syria now.

"Look, ISIS is fighting against Assad. The rebels in Syria are fighting against Assad. And for the past over a year the president has suggested no sensible way to distinguish between radical Islamic terrorists like ISIS, like Al Nuesra fighting in Syria and the other so-called moderates.

"It doesn't make sense. and, Megyn, it's reminiscent of another aspect of his speech where he said that our acting against ISIS effectively is dependent upon political reconciliation in Iraq," Cruz said.