Ben Rhodes - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Ben Rhodes Obama aides push back against criticism of inaction on Syria WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama administration officials are pushing back against criticism of the former president, saying they proposed similar airstrikes in Syria to the ones President Donald Trump ordered this week, but were stymied by a Republican-controlled Congress reluctant to go along with the Democratic president's plan. This comes after Trump or... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 15:46:00 GMT 2017-04-08T15:46:00Z