By Javier ManjarresU.S. Senator Marco Rubio is giving President Obama few pointers on what the President’s speech before the UN on Tuesday should include.
For the first time, and unlike many other more timid members of Congress, Rubio singled out foreign countries as being “accomplices” to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s “murderous campaign against the Syrian people,” and pointed the finger at the usual suspects, Iran, China and Russia.
“In light of the recent attacks against the United States and our interests in the Middle East and North Africa, President Obama should use this platform to make clear to the leaders and citizens of these parts of the world that they are facing a moment of truth.
If they want America’s friendship and support in advancing the shared strategic goals of security and prosperity, they will need to act responsibly and speak consistently – in English and Arabic – about the true impediments to a better future.If the Arab Spring is to eventually bring security, freedom, opportunity and prosperity to these nations that have spent decades in darkness under an iron fist, their leaders must be honest with their people about the true nature of freedom and the need to reject radical Islamists and the violence that threatens their futures.”
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