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This is a Fox News alert President Obama saying he will now -- congressional authorization for US strike against Syria.
Congress is not due back until the ninth of September if and when the US does use force.
What can we expect in the aftermath.
Joining us now is former secretary defense and marine infantry officer -- west and -- lot for joining us this morning.
Here so let's start -- what exactly is our strategy in the region and at least right now what are what are we seeking to achieve -- say next month.
While we're seeking to achieve.
Keeping a promise -- which were actually made by President Obama.
He declared that there was a red line for using chemical weapons when there isn't any such red line.
In the 1980s when I was the assistant secretary of defense to President Reagan.
Iran and Iraq used hundreds of chemical weapons it's terrible but it's been used it was only President Obama who said.
On his -- no we're not -- -- we're not when he -- from.
And now he's saying let's go to war and make no mistakes he's talking about going to war for the sake of his personal pride.
So -- doesn't have a strategy so interesting about the Iran walked rock work nice knees because the parallels are striking there you had.
You know two enemies of the United States fighting one another.
And basically creating some regional stability I mean to -- cancel each other out in Syria you have a proxy war in effect between Hezbollah and Hamas.
Is there some reason why -- why interject ourselves into.
None that I can think.
Tucker but if you've -- -- If you're going to launch 100 to 200 cruise missiles.
You're going to war.
And if you go to war you need a strategy and if you're going in to do that the strategy should be to remove aside.
But the president has promised he's not going to remove -- side.
We're going to kill.
Many people and I don't know why we're going to kill all those people if we don't change anything but I guarantee that's only the First Act.
I mean we strike with a couple hundred cruise missiles and then we expect that the other side isn't going to do anything except that's not planning that's that's not planning that's just rash.
Well it seems craze seems to totally disregard the heart that that the truest rule ball which is of unintended consequences.
Like -- there's gonna be no fallout from that and that is really the impression one got from watching the president's speech yesterday.
That we can finally calibrated so precisely that was deter further use of chemical weapons and then walk away.
Has it ever happened.
It's it's even more than that I mean he's basically saying.
Let's go to war we strike wants and then that's the end of it but that means that he hasn't.
Homeland what the move and -- move and move will be and it gets it's simply just a rash thing to do it didn't really years.
We are amazing like bing west a -- a lot of war this is.
What I'm really remarkable and confusing moment and we appreciate your elimination thank you for what.
Tucker the wait and talk on the way I look at this is very simple as a marine grunt in three wars any time I took a grenade -- -- that pan.
I knew that things -- going to happen to bad people and to some innocent people and you have to balance that.
If the president we're told and every members of congress you're taking grenade -- you're throwing it and you don't know why you're throwing it.
Or who you're going to hurt then they might think twice thank you for that reminder.
That's that's worth posting on the -- thank you.
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