Former President George W. Bush confessed to disliking Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday, citing Assad’s alliance with Iran.
Bush made the comment on "Fox and Friends," though he declined to comment any further on a potential war with Syria or be “roped in” by Brian Kilmeade’s attempts.
Instead of being rolled in to the issues in the day’s news, which Bush is adamant about declining to discuss, Bush said that President Barack Obama has a difficult decision to make.
“If he decides to use our military, he’ll have the greatest military ever backing him up,” Bush said.
In making the decision, Bush suggested Obama should consider 9/11, noting that the United States cannot ignore other world events.
“As time passes, people forget the lessons of September 11,” Bush said. “One of the key lessons is the human condition elsewhere matters to the security of the United States."
An NBC News poll released Friday revealed that 50 percent of Americans believe the United States should not take action against Syria, while 42 percent support an attack. The results are unsurprising considering the United States’ politically polarized atmosphere.
A Huffington Post poll reported that most Americans believe an airstrike would not help bring order to the chaos in Syria.