Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Sunday suggested the no-fly zone President Bill Clinton imposed on Iraq had left the country "in flames today."
During a panel discussion on Fox News Sunday, Ingraham disagreed with Republicans who wanted to intervene in Syria and recalled that "we thought that once we went into Iraq, it was going to be this domino effect with Democracy throughout the Middle East and we'd have more friends in the Middle East."
"The idea that we're going to send arms to these people who are slaughtering Christians and have one goal, which is to establish and Islamic caliphate throughout the Middle East and -- if they can get their way -- and throughout Africa as well," the conservative radio host opined. "I'm saying America has got to grapple with this idea of limited power where the parties are unknown, their intentions are unknown."
"You guys are saying let [Syrian President Bashar] Assad win, let him slaughter?" Fox News host Chris Wallace wondered.
"We had a no-fly zone in Iraq," Ingraham declared. "Remember? And what happened after that? Iraq is in flames today."
Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin, however, argued that Iraq was in shambles because President Barack Obama had pulled troops out of the country.
"The greatest failure of this president has been to recede from the scene, and chaos does ensue when the United States does not stand up to its allies, doesn't move swiftly when we had the chance to get Assad out of there," she insisted. "If we hadn't pulled out of Iraq, it might be stable now."
For his entire eight years of office, President Bill Clinton presided over and expanded the use of no-fly zones that were created after President George W. Bush's 1991 Gulf War.
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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Monday mocked conservative radio host Laura Ingraham's "vast knowledge of military tactics" and then smacked down Fox News host Brian Kilmeade for opposing religious Muslim fighters, but not Christian soldiers.
Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) on Sunday warned that current U.S. foreign policy could have negative consequences for years because the Syrian people would "take revenge" if the United States decided not to take military action to oust President Bashar Hafez al-Assad.