Dan Rather Agrees With Ron Paul in Opposing War With Syria
Appearing as a guest on Thursday's Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, former CBS News anchor expressed agreement with GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul in opposing U.S. involvement in the civil war in Syria to protect the civilian population from the terror regime of authoritarian ruler, President Bashar Assad. After describing what he believes should be done to put pressure on Assad, he brought up Congressman Paul's left-leaning views on the Middle East:
However, and, by the way, this is one reason that Ron Paul continues to do reasonably well in the Republican race, Ron Paul says this is - in essence, he says, "This is madness. We don't need another war. We don't want another war. We can't afford another war. And if you went to war in Syria, if you went to war with the military option, there's no telling where it would lead."
The former CBS Evening News anchor then divulged his own view: "About that, my own personal opinion is he's probably right. And American public opinion is not going to be behind any big military intervention in Syria."
Below is video of the relevant portion of the Thursday, February 9, Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN