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-- -- the impact segment tonight ms.
Laura Ingram on Syria as you know she was a supporter of the Iraq War even traveling to that country during the action there.
But now like she opposes action against the Syrian tyrant -- -- joins us from Washington with -- house okay so let's.
Taking your opposition -- Syria in the context of your support for Iraq action.
Yeah you're absolutely right I mean I giants you on on air several times.
During that -- -- first four years of our involvement in Iraq over the last several years.
I have warned Republicans.
About continuing to go down this this path where when it comes to military engagements.
The American public is not seeing Howell the military engagement improves their lives how it impacts our national security.
And the public gets farther and farther away from the debate.
Obviously at the beginning of the war in Iraq bill that the intelligence on WMD.
So many believe that some -- -- other countries believed it.
We believe that we also could have -- a leadership inside of -- -- post Saddam that would work with us that would be pluralistic that would respect religious -- minorities.
We all hope for that it was important for the region.
Most of that turned out to be wishful thinking and instead today Iraq Iraq is in total chaos.
We have great men and women over there but we lost blood and treasure lives have been destroyed families have been.
Absolutely I turned upside down wounded warriors -- -- a lot for them at fox and and I know you do and I do as well I don't want to see more men and women have to appear in wounded warriors commercials.
Because their lives have been destroyed by and other military yeah I have.
Some very very simple questions -- number one share.
Do you believe that if Barack Obama does an act against -- side that America's power.
Among our enemies Russia -- And good -- I think the opposite is true I actually think the reason they're so much chaos in the world is in part.
Because America has gotten out weaker and we we've become a bigger ball it emboldens food nor Iran at all there and do what they're gonna do or whatever than their own self interest China does what China does not get -- don't -- -- there's a certain ranks and restrain or -- or there has been OK second I don't think -- If we don't.
Punish aside for this human rights violation.
Then do we lose any moral of four seed and yeah.
You know how can we go in and punish anyone else -- -- -- backed her warfare biological warfare I guess again do we lose.
The moral authority to do it.
Well I think I think the way to look at a bill is again we we lose moral authority I think in this case by acting because.
They had the first of -- Syria is not part of the either the 7372.
Of the 93 biological warfare convention so.
There's a very -- solid case be made that military intervention here would actually be illegal for us to do because they're not part of that.
Number one number -- the world doesn't want us to do that so if this is in violation of international law which Kerry did not say he said international.
International -- would have the security -- council some partners would have Brazil on our side.
Would certainly have more than France OK so in that regard I think our morality is is is not at that -- Yeah I -- saying that any any state that's not party to.
Weapons of mass destruction be bad can now use them without any difference I think in -- world -- I think when the world is not willing to just.
Guys are all blond anymore is she with the leader of the civilized world don't we sit it out it I think Costa -- are -- -- against this most in armed most military people today are against this veterans are against says and most players out -- Arnold Arnold is the most Americans don't wanna get involved -- -- at this point -- why do you think they don't.
For me because they bit of the players are murky -- outcome in January the question yeah okay.
Most Americans are not on board with this for two reasons.
The left does a one military action ever they only care and you're that with powers last night against drones they don't care this -- want.
So that's a segment.
And a lot on the right and I have thousands of letters back this -- say Obama is so incompetent we don't trust in the -- -- -- oppose anything he does now I will point to Khost bowl.
I will point to the Clinton bombing campaign that -- a 78 days it was success.
Americas were not killed there and -- it.
He -- -- and in no -- that's right yeah I mean I mean I think -- had -- with us OK -- -- the UN didn't they stop they stop mass murder there.
And I and they do humanitarian act and I think this -- -- I think that's a good point I also think we do have to realize one thing.
This is not 99.
We are at a much different place today America has grown weaker.
And the last eleven years after a lot of warfare Reagan kept us really prosperous and and won the Cold War.
On the bases of peace through strength when we lost around 42 Marines eleven -- We pulled up stakes eleven on.
-- in the -- laid out four principles for military engagement.
It is biography and met an American life and those principles today are not -- OK they're not -- in -- -- reform.
Everybody -- only have thirty seconds or reason that we didn't hit anybody as we -- looted it was a terrorist act not a state act okay -- -- anywhere and you.
-- -- just hit them.
Yet you try to change -- when I was second zionists.
I don't -- for in my Harden and I think you might even agree with me on this.
If Ronald Reagan were president today and had said to -- -- warned him do not use gas to not use these weapons on children and civilians and he defied Reagan.
Reagan and hit it real quick last -- Bill I don't think Reagan -- act here it doesn't mean it's four principles the most important important.
The elites need to prove to America that there they have earned their trust back after a lot of mismanagement of our economy our borders and wars -- that's what's going on our country people don't trust for good reason.
Miss Laura Ingraham everybody.
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