The Hill Editor-in-Chief Bob Cusack characterized news that the United Arab Emirates and Egypt carried out airstrikes in Libya without notifying the United States as “a major problem,” and “one of many problems” facing the president, and putting him “in a difficult spot” on Tuesday’s “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel.
“On a number of foreign policy fronts the White House has been reactionary, as opposed to anticipating something, and then acting. We have seen that with Russia and Ukraine. There have also been a number of intelligence failures and rescue missions … they were caught flat footed on this, that’s a major challenge” he added.
Cusack concluded by predicting that the president’s policy towards ISIS would face criticism when Congress returned to session, saying, “Congress returns in a couple weeks, and the president is going to get some major, major pressure the left. Some are going to say ‘listen if you’re going to do airstrikes, you have got to come to the United States.’ And then Republicans are going to be asking ‘where are you getting the money for these military operations?’ So the president’s in a very difficult spot, he’s going to have to make major decisions in the coming days, and deal with a Congress that’s going to give him criticism on both sides.”
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