Conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter is disappointed with President Donald Trump’s decision to launch an missile strike against Syria last week.
She told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that while she was aware that President Trump would get “massive pushback” for going forward with in his immigration policy, it never occurred to her there would be all this pushback “for not starting pointless wars.”
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She said she was heartened by Defense Secretary James Mattis’s statement Tuesday that despite last week’s missile strike on a Syrian military air base, our “America first” policy had not changed.
“It’s very hard to explain this Syrian attack,” she told Carlson. “It is certainly not a vital national security interest.”
She said that compared to others in the Middle East, “[Bashar al] Assad is one of the better leaders. There are probably only one or two that are better than” the Syrian president.
“It will deplete this country if we keep doing these wars,” Coulter argued.
She also referred to her column Wednesday, “Lassie, Come Home,” where she expanded on this theme.
Assad is one of the least bad leaders in the entire Middle East. He’s not a murderous thug like Saddam, has no rape rooms, isn’t into jihad, protects Christians and is fighting ISIS. He provided us with intelligence on al-Qaida after 9/11. He does not have crazy Islamic police slapping women around or throwing gays off buildings. (That would be our beloved ally, Saudi Arabia.)
Trump was also correct about Assad’s opponents being far worse, containing large helpings of both ISIS and al-Qaida.
Coulter’s comments earned some support on social media.
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Coulter added that facilitating regime changes has “always destroyed presidents, and it has never helped the country we claim we’re trying to help.”
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