Fox News’ Eric Bolling went full Code Pink Wednesday afternoon, adopting that group’s latest protest tactic by rubbing ketchup all over his hand and holding it up on live television in opposition to military action in Syria. “We should be careful before we shed any more blood, ours or theirs,” Bolling declared. “This is not our war.”
Bolling began by going after President Obama for claiming he “didn’t a red line” on Syria, before saying there was something important he needed to do. The host then held up his “bloody” hand, as his co-hosts chuckled, and delivered these prepared remarks:
“We should be very selective on how and when we shed blood–ours or theirs. American patriots shed blood to protect our families, our country, our way of life. There’s no reason to shed blood, ours or theirs, for a civil war between two radical Muslim groups who frankly hate us. So we should be careful before we shed any more blood–ours or theirs. This is not our war. We need to stay out of the Middle East.”
Perino added that one could argue that “we have blood on our hands by not acting up to now” in Syria, since Bashar al-Assad’s regime has killed more than 100,000 people without the use of chemical weapons.
“Why is it our blood? Why is it our turn?” Bolling asked. “Why is it always us that has to go in and shed our blood, their blood, whose ever blood?
While Perino tried to seriously answer his question, Bob Beckel simply asked, “Can somebody bring Eric some napkins so he can get this stuff off his hands?” He later attempted a more salient answer, saying it’s because “we’re the only ones with capability to take out their capability.”
“That’s the most asinine comment,” Bolling shot back, saying there are plenty of other countries who could step in. “It is against our Constitution, too. Congress has to declare war. President Obama said we’re going in with 200 tomahawk missiles is a joke, that’s war.”
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