The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee says President Obama's decision to draw a "red line" when it came to Syria using chemical weapons "was not well thought out."

"I don't think you draw a red line like that, that is not well thought out," Smith said during an appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations on Thursday. "You do not say, 'If you step across this line, we will commit U.S. military force,' unless you really mean it, unless you know the full implications of it."

Smith also accused the administration of not working with Congress on foreign policy and of making it look like it was developing that policy "on the fly."