Woolsey critical of Obama's handling of Syria

On Thursday, the U.N. General Assembly dropped a demand that Syrian President Bashar Assad resign, because it faced resistance from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The watered-down resolution faces a Friday vote in New York.

Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, Jr. spoke with Capital Insider about rising tensions in the Middle East. The second part of this interview will air on Wednesday, August 8th.