Lindsey Graham: Syria is Obama’s Rwanda

Thursday on CBSN, the live streaming video news channel for CBS News, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) compared President Barack Obama’s inaction in Syria’s civil war and the resulting death toll to the Rwandan genocide that was ignored by then-President Bill Clinton.

When asked what sort of stain the humanitarian crisis in Syria is on this administration, Graham said, “It will be the first sentence in Obama’s foreign policy resume. Rwanda was a stain on president Clinton’s presidency. He acknowledged it and regretted it. Aleppo is the symbol of a greater problem. What president Obama has done is empowered some of the most tyrannical regimes in the world with abilities they didn’t have when he came into power. They are stronger. They are more aggressive. His legacy is unleashing the forces of hell.”

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