Mr Piers Morgan, the former CNN star interviewer who now is back in the UK, wrote an opinion piece for the Daily Mail today (still one of the biggest selling newspapers in the UK) in which he blamed the deaths of many children in Syria on the conscience of former US President Barack Obama, who famously didn’t want to cross his own ‘red line’ in the sand when Syrian President Assad was accused for the first time of using chemical gas on his own people back in 2013.
Mr Morgan, when referring to the actions of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad stated: “Much of the blame for this self-confidence can and should be leveled at the door of Barack Obama, who infamously set an American chemical weapons ‘red line’ but then refused to act on it when Assad went ahead and used them.”
With this, Mr Morgan also referred to current US President Donald Trump’s tweet of earlier this week, when he pointed out that: “If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line in The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would be history.”
Mr Morgan continued along this line, explaining that former US President “Obama had all that intelligence, knew that Assad had used chemical weapons, and did nothing.”
It furthermore seemed woefully cheap of US Senator John McCain to try and score politically when he stated that the alleged chemical attack of this weekend simply happened because of US President Donald Trump’s decision last week to pull troops out of Syria earlier than estimated.
To this point, Mr Morgan stated: “I was very disappointed to see Senator John McCain suggest this latest attack in Douma only happened because Trump said a few days ago that he wanted to pull US forces out of Syria.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/POTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@POTUS</a>'s pledge to withdraw from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Syria?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Syria</a> has only emboldened Assad, backed by Russia & Iran, to commit more war crimes in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Douma?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Douma</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/POTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@POTUS</a> responded after last year's chemical attack. He should do so again & make Assad pay a price for his brutality. <a href="https://t.co/u30kF0ww8g">https://t.co/u30kF0ww8g</a></p>— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) <a href="https://twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain/status/983065571825680384?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 8, 2018</a></blockquote>
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“That seemed like just the kind of cheap political point-scoring jibe designed to distract blame from the real villains. If Senator McCain wants a US president to blame, then he should look no further than Obama whose inexcusable cowardice has repeatedly come back to haunt him.”