'Foreign Policy by Viral Video': Tucker Rips 'Talk Show Generals' Calling for War in Syria
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Tucker Carlson blasted those who feel the latest gas attack targeting Syrian civilians is a call to declare war on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
Carlson said "talk-show generals" and war hawk politicians like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have "no real idea what happened."
He said that both Assad forces and those who oppose him have the capability to use sarin, as was used in a 2017 attack, or Chlorine gas that was used over the weekend.
Carlson noted that shortly before the attack, President Donald Trump said he would like to see an end to American involvement in Syria.
"How would [gassing civilians] benefit Assad?" Carlson asked, calling instant calls for a response "foreign policy by viral video."
He said observers have been telling "the same story they did last April" after the sarin attack.
He noted that he is not defending Assad or the "rebels" in the region but simply asking why so many people are jumping to conclusions.Article continues below
Carlson said America's government should be more concerned with securing its own border than that of a nation 6,000 miles away.
He later debated the issue with Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker.
"It's complicated in Syria," Wicker said.
"For my purposes, I'm convinced that Bashar Assad was very much involved in the attack a year ago," he added.
Carlson then challenged Wicker to elaborate.
Watch more above, and check out Tucker's interview with Senator Wicker below.