Mercedes Schlapp told viewers Friday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that President Obama's policy toward Syria is an "embarrassment."
Schlapp, a Washington Times columnist, noted that 51 foreign service officers recently aired their concerns about the lack of progress in Syria and called for robust U.S. military airstrikes and quick removal of President Bashar Assad.
"President Obama's strategy is clearly one of hesitation towards Syria. We know that it has been a humanitarian failure," Schlapp said.
"The mere fact that you're seeing this widespread number of State Department officials basically saying 'Look, we don't agree. We need tougher military actions, we know that diplomatic accords are not working that Russia, that Syria, that Iran are calling the shots’— I mean this is an embarrassment for the Obama administration."
The diplomats used the "dissent channel" established by the State Department in the Vietnam era to criticize Obama.
“We've seen over two hundred thousand Syrians killed— over 7.6 million Syrians have been displaced. This is a tragedy.”
"Assad is going to be ruling and be in power longer than President Obama. President Obama will leave and Assad will still be the dictator of Syria," Schlapp said.