Mike Huckabee News
Aug 30 2013
Here’s a question about Syria that nobody’s asking: “What’s in it for us?”… President Obama took office touting his alternative to the Bush Doctrine as “smart diplomacy.” But so far, in Egypt and Libya, that’s meant helping overthrow a devil we know without regard for whether his replacement might be even worse. Now comes Syria, where the anti-American tyrant Bashar al-Assad would likely be replaced by anti-American rebels linked to al-Qaeda. But having promised retaliation if Assad used chemical weapons, Obama’s boxed in. He can do nothing and make America look impotent. Or he can attack and possibly help al-Qaeda take over Syria. He’s trying to thread the needle by claiming the goal isn’t regime change. But what do you expect if you lob missiles at an embattled regime? Even some top Republicans insist that Obama must act, if only for humanitarian reasons. But if he wants smart diplomacy, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters has some advice: When your enemies are killing each other…let them. This is HR
Incidentally, the President hasn’t asked my advice on Syria, but just in case he’s listening: personally, I think we may be attacking the wrong enemy. And I don’t just mean the suspicion that al-Qaeda really launched that gas attack to get Obama to strike Assad for them. No, in this case, we’re dealing with a rattlesnake, and Syria is just the loud but tiny tail. The head is Iran. With its nuclear weapons program, that’s where the real danger is. Assad is dependent on Iran to keep his regime in power. An attack on Syria will just give Iran justification to jump in, attack Israel, and light the fuse to ignite war and anti-Americanism all across the Middle East. So please, Mr. President, think very carefully before you pull that trigger.