Today House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) directly channeled then-President Bush’s National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice, spouting the same lying propaganda to get us into Syria that Rice spouted to get us into Iraq.
Leader Cantor today: “No one wants to be asking why we failed to act if the next time Sarin is used it is in the Paris or New York subway.”
Condoleeza Rice, Sept 8, 2002: “The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about how quickly he can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.”
As a bonus, here is an insight into the thinking of Cantor, who reflects what will likely be the majority opinion in the House when a vote comes to approve Obama’s strikes on Syria:
Cantor on why we should bomb:
“A failure to act when acting is in America’s interests…will only weaken our ability to use diplomacy, economic pressure, and other non-lethal tools to remove Assad and deter Iran and other aggressors.”
Translation: “We must bomb so that we can use diplomacy.”11:51 pm on September 3, 2013