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09/08/2013 10:37 pm ET Updated 5 days ago

Karl Rove: Obama's Handling Of Syria Conflict 'An Unmitigated Disaster'

Karl Rove is NOT happy with the way President Obama has handled the Syria debate.

“This is an unmitigated disaster,” Rove said on Fox News Sunday. “It’s amateur hour at the White House.”

Rove chastised Obama's behavior when asking Congress for permission to attack Syria. “He got right up to the edge, and then on Friday has the forty-five minute walks, pulls back and heads off to Sweden and the G20. The energy behind it dissipated."

Rove's comments occurred during a roundtable panel on Syria. He was joined by Brit Hume, Howard Kurtz and Juan Williams.

The White House is rapidly losing congressional support for the war. This past week, a Senate committee passed a resolution to approve strikes in Syria but now, HuffPost's analysis shows that 233 House members are leaning against a strike, while just 39 lean yes.

According to two surveys released earlier this week, Americans are sharply opposed to a war in Syria.

Watch Rove's full clip below, courtesy of Fox News.

(h/t Mediaite)

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said that the Senate voted against strikes in Syria. The full Senate vote has not occurred. This has been fixed.

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