Senate Republicans ripped President Obama for his remarks in the Philippines Monday regarding his record on foreign policy.
During his press conference, Obama insisted that although he wasn’t wielding military force to solve world problems, his foreign policy was largely successful.
Obama chided his more hawkish critics, many of whom supported the war in Iraq.
Obama also boasted that after five years of his foreign policy, America’s alliances and partnerships were stronger.
McCain called Obama’s remarks in the Philippines “intellectually dishonest” and “offensive,” faulting the President for using a straw man argument with regards to the use of military forces.
McCain added that he had no intention of sending in troops, but he said that there were several other options available to the United States to help bolster freedom around the world.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that the United States has grown weaker under President Obama’s foreign policy.
Pointing to the Obama administration’s relationship with Israel and Iran, Cruz said that they had a consistent pattern of “antagonizing and alienating our allies and embracing our enemies.”
In an interview with Breitbart News, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called Obama’s comments “out of touch” and said that Obama was clearly “overwhelmed by world events.”