Sessions: Assad Would Have Feared Bush
Sen. Jeff Sessions - a Republican who has yet to say whether he’ll approve President Barack Obama’s plan for military strikes in Syria - said at a town hall Friday that the situation in the conflict-torn nation would be far different if George W. Bush was still in the White House.
Speaking to tea party activists outside Montgomery, Sessions said Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad would have heeded calls from the former Republican commander-in-chief to not use chemical weapons on his people.
“If President Bush had told Bashar Assad, ‘You don’t use chemical weapons or you are going to be sorry. We are coming after you, this will be a consequence you will not want to bear,’ I don’t believe he would have used them,” Sessions said, adding that he didn’t “mean to be partisan about it.”