Judge Napolitano: 'Pointless' for U.S. to Get Involved in Iraq Again
The U.S. should stay out of Iraq, says Judge Andrew Napolitano. On Fox and Friends this morning and in an opinion piece on FoxNews.com, Napolitano argues that it would be "pointless" for the U.S. to get involved militarily in Iraq once again.
He said in 2003, he supported the U.S.-led invasion, accepting President Bush's claims that Saddam Hussein possessed WMDs. But he argues the consequences have been far too great for America and for Iraq.
Napolitano stated that the war "totally destabilized" Iraq, returning the country to ancient rivalries among Sunnis, Shia and Kurds. Napolitano said he never agrees with Joe Biden, but believes the vice president may have had a good idea when he proposed dividing up the country along ethnic lines.
"As horrible as Saddam Hussein was, it was a stable country, al Qaeda wasn't there, the terrorists weren't there. They had normal, meaningful relationships in the Middle East. ... We have lost so many people. We've lost so much money. We've borrowed so much money that we haven't paid back. The American public will not tolerate another war," he said.
Brian Kilmeade challenged whether the judge could really say Iraq was "stable" under Saddam. Watch the full discussion above, and check back on Fox News Insider daily for the latest from Judge Nap!