Republican Liz Cheney, who has mounted a primary challenge against incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said Tuesday that she opposes U.S. military action in Syria because President Obama has failed to define the nation's goals for any intervention.
According to the Jackson Hole News & Guide, Cheney -- the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney -- said that Obama has taken “an amateurish approach to national security and foreign policy,” including the conflict in Syria.
"He should have supported Syrian rebel forces two years ago, Cheney said, before Islamist radicals became part of that opposition," the paper added.
Enzi also has criticized the Obama administration's handling of Syria, though he has said that the Syrian regime should "be held accountable."
“President Obama drew a line in the sand with Syria and has done nothing. Al-Assad’s actions are deplorable and he must be held accountable for his actions,” Enzi said in a statement released last week, per the AP.
But that statement came before Obama asked Congress to vote on whether to authorize military force in Syria.
First published September 4 2013, 8:04 AM