Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer on Friday warned President Obama that a strike on Syria may result in a “major regional war.”
Speaking on Fox News’ “Special Report,” Krauthammer said a miscalculation could be catastrophic for the region.
“Well, if he [President Obama] miscalculates and the Iranians and Hezbollah react, we could have a regional war – a major regional war,” he said.
According to Krauthammer, a strike on Syria will put Iran in the “driver’s seat.”
“[T]he problem is if you make a miscalculation here and you let Iran imagine that it is in charge, it threatens to attack Israel … Israel will respond fiercely it and it could get out of control,” he said.
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In a scathing column penned by Krauthammer, published on Thursday, the conservative firebrand said Obama has been “shamed into action” and is not enthusiastic about launching a military operation in Syria.
“A president doesn’t commit soldiers to a war for which he has zero enthusiasm,” he wrote. “Nor does one go to war for demonstration purposes.”
“Want to send a message? Call Western Union,” Krauthammer continued. “A Tomahawk missile is for killing. A serious instrument of war demands a serious purpose.”
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