On his Friday show Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO host Bill Maher claimed that U.S. policy in Syria makes it no wonder why “they hate us.”
“Twelve years after 9/11,” said Maher, “and amidst yet another debate on whether to bomb yet another Muslim country, America must stop asking the question, ‘Why do they hate us?’”
“Forget the Syria debate,” he said. “We need to have a debate about why we’re always debating about whether to bomb someone. Because we’re starting to look not so much like the world’s policeman, but more like George Zimmerman. Itching to use force and then pretending it’s because we had no choice.”
Maher said he hates chemical weapons, but that, “We have to stop bombing Muslim countries if we ever want to feel safe from terrorism in our own.”
“How did we inherit this moral obligation to bring justice to the world via death from above? Are we Zeus?” Maher asked. “It doesn’t make any sense. Our schools are crumbling and we want to teach everyone else a lesson.”
Maher said America is “like a schoolyard bully who’s got every kid in the class nervous they’re going to be next, and I don’t know if anybody should have that kind of power.”
Maher claimed he isn’t a fan of Bashar al-Assad, calling him “the worst kind of sociopath.”
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