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Coulter: Saddam Far Worse Than Assad

Thursday, 05 Sep 2013 02:47 PM

By Christiana Lilly

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Ann Coulter has weighed in on the Syria debate, claiming President Barack Obama yearns to go to war against a regime that has committed far fewer atrocities than Iraq's former dictator Saddam Hussein.

"On far less evidence, our current president accuses [Syrian President Bashar] Assad of using chemical weapons against a fraction of the civilians probably murdered with poison gas by Saddam Hussein," Coulter wrote on her site Wednesday. "So why did Obama angrily denounce the military operation that removed Hussein? Why did he call that a 'war of choice?'"

The conservative commentator pointed out that Democrats were vehemently opposed to going to war in Iraq a decade ago, even though there was far more bloodshed and violence committed by Hussein, including direct threats to the United States, than Assad.

The Syrian president is accused of killing more than 1,400 of his own people with a chemical gas attack on Aug. 21 in a Damascus suburb. Syria has been in a civil war for two years, claiming the lives of an estimated 100,000 and turning thousands more into refugees.

Obama said that if Assad crosses the "red line" of using chemical weapons, the United States would intervene. Coulter said his decision to ask Congress to debate a strike was "nothing but a fig leaf to cover Obama's own idiotic 'red line.'"

"The Nobel Peace Prize winner needs to get Congress on the record so that whatever happens, the media can blame Republicans," she wrote on her site Wednesday.

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