Daily Mail columnist Katie Hopkins said it is unwise to consider ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a chemical attack on his own people.

Hopkins said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that Assad is unlike many leaders in the Middle East: he is a secular leader in an area of nations run by religious sects and he protects Christians and fights terror groups.

"There is no doubt the man is a monster," Hopkins said. "[But] you need to choose your monsters." 


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She said that liberals are "utter bonkers" when they jump to conclusions about deposing despots like Assad without considering what happens to that country afterward.

Hopkins pointed to the "Arab Spring," when several terrorist attacks followed the vacuum created by the ouster of leaders like Libya's Muammar Qaddafi.

She again nodded to the 800 thousand people killed in the ongoing Syrian civil war and said that many people internationally want to react to statistics like that.

"The real enemy is ISIS," she said.


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