Rove: Obama Brought Russia Back to the Middle East
ROVE: "We needed decisive action. And — and — and, Chris — the point that Chris brought up is absolutely right. If we had acted in 2009, ‘10, ‘11, ‘12, before the Russians appeared, if we destroyed the — the Syrian air bases, there would have been no air bases from which the — into which the Russians could project their power. President Obama succeeded at something that no president since 1972 has been able to achieve, and that is he has brought Russia back into the Middle East and he has also given greater authority and power in the region to the Iranians by a consistent series of foreign policy failures. Yes, if we had acted earlier with — Hillary Clinton was right, in 2009, ‘10, and ‘11, if the United States had not had a feckless foreign policy leading from behind, if we had taken decisive action and backed up the words of the president — it was not a Republican."