Fox News host Tucker Carlson called out the hypocrisy of Republican pundits who are promoting the idea of a full-scale war with Iran on Monday night’s edition of his television program Tucker Carlson Tonight.
“Just the other day, you remember, our intelligence agencies were considered politically tainted and suspect,” Carlson said.
“Keep in mind these were the people who invented excuses to spy on the Trump campaign purely because they didn’t like Donald Trump’s foreign policy views,” Carlson continued, “and they’re the ones who pretended he was a Russian agent to try to keep him from governing, remember that?”
Carlson also said, “These were the same people who lied about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction back in 2002, and by doing that got us into an utterly pointless war that tremendously weakened our country.”
“The people pushing for conflict with Iran are the same people who did that,” the Fox host stated. “It seems about twenty minutes ago we were denouncing these people as the ‘Deep State,’ and pledging never to trust them again without verification.”
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“But now,” Carlson continued, “for some reason, we seem to trust them implicitly and completely. In fact, we believe whatever they tell us, no matter how outlandish. Iran did 9/11, they’re telling us.
“Oh, okay, didn’t know that,” Carlson quipped. “Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers were from Sunni Saudi Arabia. None were from Shi’ite Iran. But if you say so, Mr. CIA official, I’m happy to send my kid to the Middle East the week after Christmas on the basis of your anonymous and unverified leaks to the New York Times. You’ve earned my trust through years of lying to me.”
“Now maybe all of this will turn out fine in the end. We’re certainly praying for it,” Carlson said. “We love this country. But in the meantime, pardon the skepticism.”