“You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril”, Kasich said. “But, I also think that there’s a difference between running for president and being president, and the decisions that are being made and the discussions that I’m having with the Joint Chiefs become much more specific and require, I think, a different kind of judgment, and that’s what I’ll continue to apply as long as I’m here”.
At a press conference Friday afternoon at the White House, Obama criticized Republicans for proposing “mumbo jumbo” and “half-baked ideas” on the Syrian civil war. “Concerned that Saudi Arabia will intervene militarily as a effect of Russia’s actions, Kasich will say: “To prevent further escalation and suffering by civilians and refugees, the U.S. and its regional and West European allies need to establish sanctuary areas in Syria that are protected by ‘no fly zones.'”Kasich, who is campaigning today in New Hampshire, has previously called for American combat troops to join troops from coalition partners to battle Islamic State in Syria”. She’s been there enough that she knows that these are tough calls. US officials have questioned that, saying the areas hit were strongholds of rebels seeking to oust President Bashar Assad.
The next USA president is all but certain to inherit the mess in Syria, leaving candidates in both parties scrambling to define their approaches. The GOP has been pushing the White House to take a more interventionist approach, especially after Russian warplanes started bombing targets in the country this week.
In interviews with Boston television stations Thursday, Clinton said the USA should put more pressure on Russian Federation after President Vladimir Putin ordered air strikes in Syria this week. Obama reluctantly backed a proposal to equip opposition forces past year, but has used the program’s failure to suggest his initial wariness was right all along.