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Attempts to negotiate a diplomatic solution to Syria's civil war are failing, a U.S. State Department official said, as lawmakers denounced the Obama administration's response to the country's turmoil.Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, the committee's top Republican, derided some of Patterson's answers as "major misleading baloney" and said the Obama administration had "zero" policy.A military threat may convince Assad that a negotiated political settlement is preferable, Kilcullen said, freeing up resources to deal with the thousands of foreign jihadist fighters who have poured into the country to fight the regime.Corker and Menendez both questioned the impact that U.S. relations with Russia and Iran – both supporters of the Assad regime – have on U.S. policy. Corker faulted the agreement that the Obama administration brokered in September with Russia to rid Syria of its chemical weapons, saying the accord let the administration appear to take action on Syria while an additional 40,000 people have been killed by the regime's barrel bombs.
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