Ryan Wants to Hear More on Syria, Says Obama Made 'Grave Missteps'
By Robert Costa, National Review
Representative Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) just issued the following statement:
Ryan’s take unsurprisingly raps the president’s indecision. It also gives him some room for manuevering as the debate unfolds. For the moment, he isn’t aligning himself with the Rand Paul wing or with theoutspoken hawks.
Ryan’s previous remarks on foreign policy, however, may give us clues about how he’ll ultimately vote. In June 2011, he spoke to the Alexander Hamilton Society and sounded the alarm about Syria:
In Syria and Iran, we are witnessing regimes that have chosen the opposite path. Instead of accommodating the desires of their peoples for liberty and justice, these regimes have engaged in brutal crackdowns, imprisoning opposition leaders, and killing their own citizens to quell dissent.
Read the rest of Ryan’s speech here.