Obama Names Ambassador to Syria

(Washington Post) Perry Bacon Jr. and Karen DeYoung - President Obama on Wednesday appointed Robert Ford, a career diplomat, as the first U.S. ambassador to Syria since 2005, using a recess appointment to bypass opposition from Senate Republicans. Ford's nomination was held up by a group of senators who complained that the administration had failed to articulate a viable policy toward the Syrian government, which has been charged with supporting Hizbullah militants and other anti-Israel groups.

2010-12-30 10:39:32

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive