Created: 09/13/2013 2:18 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen
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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is tearing into President Barack Obama's strategy on Syria, calling it an "embarrassing spectacle" that has hurt the country's credibility.
The Republican Ryan expanded on his opposition to Obama's approach on Syria in response to a question posed following his speech Friday to a business group in Brookfield outside of Milwaukee.
Ryan says he had been "biting my tongue all week" to give Obama time to lay out his plan and brief Congress. But Ryan says now that that has been done, he doesn't believe Obama has made the case for a military strike.
Ryan says, "I do not think the president has presented anything close to a coherent strategy."
Obama has moved from emphasizing a military strike to seeking a diplomatic solution in Syria.
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