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Ex-CIA chief on Syria strikes: ‘This could fail’

Jonathan Easley
The Hill [1]
September 5, 2013

The former head of the CIA blamed President Obama for limiting U.S. options in Syria and said he was dubious the U.S. military could achieve the goal of preventing Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime from using chemical weapons again.

“This could fail,” Michael Hayden said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Hayden said that Obama’s “red line” talk put the “prestige and credibility” of the U.S. at risk and was now forcing the White House’s hand on Syria.

“[The president’s comments] do make a difference; they put the prestige of our president, they put the prestige and credibility of the United States of America at risk,” Hayden said.

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