U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP)
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U.S. President Barack Obama's former ambassador to Damascus harshly criticized the White House Syria policy Tuesday, saying Washington should have done more earlier to arm moderate rebel factions.Robert Ford said in an interview with the PBS NewsHour that as a result of U.S. hesitancy, extremist threats to the United States had grown. Ford is a respected veteran diplomat who served as ambassador to Damascus for more than three years until his retirement in late April. He had left the country in 2011 after the United States received threats against his personal safety in Syria.
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