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Inhofe: ‘This President Has Clearly Retreated’

Senator Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) on Sunday slammed President Obama’s tepid response to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons. “If you’re going to say something, you’ve got to back it up, and this president has clearly retreated,” he said, in reference to the president’s insistence (more than a year ago) that the use of chemical weapons would be a “red line” demanding dramatic U.S. action.

Inhofe was not optimistic that Congress would vote to authorize military action, as Obama has requested. “I don’t think they will,” he told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. 

Andrew StilesAndrew Stiles is a political reporter for National Review Online. He previously worked at the Washington Free Beacon, and was an intern at The Hill newspaper. Stiles is a 2009 ...

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