Aug 19, 2011 at 9:36 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - White House hopeful Michele Bachmann says President Barack Obama has moved too late and with too little force in response to Syria's crackdown on dissent.
The Republican presidential candidate tells South Carolina residents that "better late than never" is no way to conduct foreign policy.
Obama on Thursday said Syrian President Bashar Assad should resign and that his suppression of his people had made him unfit to lead. Obama is also giving his administration authority to impose new sanctions against Syria.
Bachmann says the U.S. should expel the Syrian ambassador to the U.S. and recall the U.S. ambassador. She told a rally in Columbia, S.C., that they need a "tough hombre-ette" in Washington.
Bachmann is in the middle of a three-day campaign swing through South Carolina, a key primary state.
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