In an interview with Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld argued against military intervention in Syria. “There really hasn’t been any indication from the administration as to what our national interest is with respect to this particular situation,” Rumseld told Cavuto.
Rumsfeld also warned that the U.S. should take recent threats from Russia and China seriously when it comes to attacking Syria without approval from the UN Security Council. “Well, it’s hard to know,” he said. “I mean there’s no question that each of those two countries, the People’s Republic of China and Russia, have leaders that are fundamentally opposed to our values and our interests.”
He added that Secretary of State John Kerry “has been dealt a pretty bad hand” following President Obama’s and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s decisions leading up to his current tenure in the position.
Anyone with a good memory and a healthy sense of irony will remember that as Secretary of Defense in 2003, Rumsfeld helped lead the country into the Iraq War with what many would view as insufficient “national interest” for the United States.
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