Disingenuous Level: Ted Cruz


Count Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as a dove on Syria.

The Lone Star State conservative said Monday that America shouldn’t intervene in Syria in the wake of a deadly chemical weapons attack in the country last week.

The United States Armed Forces doesn’t exist to be a policeman for the world and I certainly hope the reaction isn’t lobbing some cruise missiles in to disagree with Assad’s murderous actions,” Cruz said on Fox News.

“The focus should be the only justifiable reason for U.S. military forces to be engaged is to protect our national security and sadly, that has been the missing variable from this administration’s approach from the beginning as they allowed Assad to slaughter over 100,000 of his people,” he added.

See, if we intervene, he won’t be able to blame Obama for not intervening, so he’s saying we shouldn’t intervene, so he can blame Obama more for not doing so.