The PJ Tatler

Kucinich: Syria Strike Would Make the US Air Force 'Al Qaeda's Air Force'

It’s a strange world when Dennis Kucinich makes more sense than any US administration, but he gets close with his latest. Speaking to The Hill, former Rep. Kucinich questions the wisdom of any US strike on Syria.

“So what, we’re about to become Al Qaeda’s air force now?” Kucinich told The Hill. “This is a very, very serious matter that has broad implications internationally. And to try to minimize it by saying we’re just going to have a ‘targeted strike’ — that’s an act of war. It’s not anything to be trifled with.”

It certainly isn’t. It’s so serious a matter that in 2007, then Sen. Joe Biden threatened impeachment if then President George W. Bush sought to move militarily against Iran without congressional approval. Now, President Obama is threatening to move militarily against Syria without either congressional or UN approval, with no clear strategic goals in mind other than “punishing” Assad, and Vice President Biden is marching in lockstep support.

Any “punishment” for Assad at this stage is likely to benefit the al Qaeda-led rebellion against him.