“What if Assad didn’t order this? What if this wasn’t a Syrian troop chemical attack? What if this was perpetrated by al Qaeda affiliated oppositionists?”
Hillary Mann Leverett is a Senior Adjunct Professor at American University specializing in politics and international relations of the Muslim world. She joined a panel on MSNBC to discuss the ongoing Syrian crisis and its comparisons to the intervention in Iraq, detailing the lies in the run up to the war. She was in the Bush administration at the time and remembers the fabricated evidence that was used in order to sell the American people on the invasion. In this heated debate, she takes on four panelists over whether the US needs to intervene in the civil war and verbally bashes her colleagues naiveté drawing on her experiences in both the Bush and the Clinton administrations.