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Rep. Peter King: Obama acting like 'community organizer,' not president

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Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., blasted President Obama’s efforts to rally support for a strike on Syria, even as he said he personally supported the policy.

“I just wish the president had laid this out better,” said King on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“I wish that he would be more of a commander-in-chief than a community organizer,” he added.

“He’s commander in chief, for one year he said a red line was there and then the red line was crossed and he sends [Secretary of State John] Kerry and [Secretary of Defense Chuck] Hagel out,” said King. “We’re told Congress is not needed at the 11th hour. He brings in Congress and then he says it’s not his red line.

“I can’t imagine Harry Truman or John Kennedy or Ronald Reagan or Dwight Eisenhower ever putting a nation in a position like this on a military vote,” King added.

King, a strong supporter of an attack on Assad, said he would back Obama despite the president’s “conduct.”

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