Tulsi Gabbard Fails to Call for Assad’s Execution Despite Promise to Do So
Tulsi Gabbard said in April 2017 that she would “be the first to call for” Assad’s “prosecution and execution” of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad if he was guilty of using chemical weapons to kill nearly 100 civilians at Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib governate. She spent months denying the obvious, but now that the United Nations has concluded that Assad’s air force dropped munitions containing chemical weapons on Khan Sheikhoun she is suddenly silent.
Far from being the first, Gabbard will probably be the last to call for Assad’s prosecution and execution for war crimes. Fortunately, President Trump ignored her and other conspiracy theorists and hammered Shayrat air base with cruise missiles to punish Assad and deter him from using chemical weapons in a mass casualty attack on civilians in the future. Unfortunately, that seems to be the only decision the Trump administration got right when it comes to Syria.