'He Should Do Nothing': Judge Nap Reacts to Obama's Actions on Iraq
President Obama spoke from the White House this afternoon after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his national security team on how to respond to the advance of ISIS militants in Iraq. He repeated that, "Ultimately, this is something that's going to have to be solved by the Iraqis."
He announced that he's dispatching Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East in response to the crisis, and is preparing to send up to 300 military advisers and set up "joint operation centers" to aid the Iraqi military.
Judge Andrew Napolitano, who wrote today in an opinion piece on FoxNews.com that more U.S. involvement in Iraq is "pointless," sat down with Gretchen Carlson to reiterate his belief that Iraq should be split into three parts. Napolitano said the best thing Obama can do about Iraq is "nothing."
"He’s attempting to affect the outcome of ancient religious rivalries between the Shia, the Sunni and the Kurds. The very people shooting at Prime Minister Maliki are the people who ran the government in the Saddam Hussein era," he argued, adding that the problems in Iraq started when the British "cobbled it together."
Napolitano said the current situation there is "anathema to democracy," acknowledging there is a "strong emotional argument" from veterans who served in Iraq and the family members of those killed in the war.
He then referenced a quote uttered in the 1800s by John Adams, saying, "When we go around the world looking for monsters to slay, there is no limit to the monsters we’ll find," adding that the American people know that Iraq is less stable now than it was in 2003.
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