Laura Ingraham Mauls ‘Neo-Cons’ Supporting Syria: Not ‘Another Ill-Conceived, Undefined War’


Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham attacked neoconservative Republicans in the harshest of terms on Tuesday’s Fox & Friends. As a former Iraq War supporter, she said that there is no reason to support intervention in Syria. Ingraham blasted some in the GOP for supporting “another ill-conceived, undefined war,” and added that the Iraq War regrettably paved the way for President Barack Obama to assume the presidency.

“We have a current weapon of mass destruction in this country,” Ingraham began expressing her opposition to intervention in Syria. “It’s called unemployment.”

Ingraham attacked Republicans for agreeing with pro-intervention forces who suggest that America’s credibility is at stake if the U.S. does not take action in Syria. “Our credibility is not at stake. The president’s credibility is at stake,” Ingraham insisted.

“For the neoconservatives to say, our credibility is at stake, I would submit to them that our credibility might be at stake because of very confused foreign policy over the last 12 years, let alone over the last 12 months,” she added.

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“I was one of the most vociferous supporters of the Iraq War,” Ingraham continued. “That strengthened Iran’s hand.”

“In the last 10 years, we’ve gotten involved in two major military actions,” she said. “Our country is poorer, we have more unemployment, we have Barack Obama as president. We wouldn’t have Obama as president, sadly, if we didn’t go into Iraq.”

“The Constitution is very clear: there is not a blank check for any executive, Republican or Democrat, to bring the country into another ill-conceived, undefined war,” Ingraham declared.

Ingraham said that military experts she speaks with cannot identify a strategy that would change the situation on the ground in Syria.

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