Geraldo Celebrates Collapse of Syria Strike Plan: Rather Obama ‘Be Lucky Than Smart’

On Friday, Fox News Channel host Geraldo Rivera joined the hosts of Fox & Friends where he applauded the outcome of the White House’s “accidental diplomacy,” which may have averted a military strike on Syria. Rivera said he was quoting Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) when he asserted that he would rather the president be “lucky than smart” and any outcome that averts military action in Syria is welcome.

Rivera began the segment by detailing the processes by which Syria can join an international convention banning the use of chemical weapons and the timeframe by which they will declare and, supposedly, disable or surrender their WMD stockpiles.

“Legally speaking under the international charters, we are now part of, we cannot attack,” Rivera insisted. “So, we have been outmaneuvered.”

“Is that good news for President Obama?” Gretchen Carlson asked.

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Rivera did not answer whether an averted attack was good news for Obama, but he said it was clearly good news for America. “We didn’t need involvement in another war,” he said.

Brian Kilmeade did not disagree but said he was troubled by the process by which America avoided a strike.

“Senator Rand Paul had it exactly right,” Rivera replied. “I would rather be lucky or I’d rather my president be lucky than smart. Barak Obama is very lucky.”

Watch the clip below via Fox News Channel:

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