WATCH: Congressman Pushing for War in Syria Claims Assad is ‘Butcher of Baghdad’—in IRAQ

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WATCH: Congressman Pushing for War in Syria Claims Assad is ‘Butcher of Baghdad’—in IRAQ

A Republican congressman who serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee who is pushing for war with Syria, claimed that Syria’s leader, Bashar Assad, is the “butcher of Badhdad.”

 

Washington, D.C. — (RT) In a clumsy attempt to attack a non-interventionist congressional colleague, Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger got his war geography mixed up — referring to Syrian President Bashar Assad as “the Butcher of Baghdad”.

In an interview with CNN at the weekend, Kinzinger lashed out at his Democratic House colleague, Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, for her controversial decision to meet with Assad in 2017, but ran into some geography trouble when trying to insult the Syrian president.




 

Kinzinger said that it was possible for Gabbard to be “against intervention” but “to meet with the Butcher of Baghdad is a whole other thing”. Baghdad, of course, is the capital of Iraq, not Syria — but that didn’t seem to matter to Kinzinger or the CNN host, conservative political commentator S.E. Cupp, who seemed eager to condemn Gabbard herself, suggesting that the Hawaii congresswoman was “parroting Assad and Russian propaganda”  for pointing out that the US has taken the side of jihadist militants against Assad in the war-torn country.

 

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