MSNBC’s Ed Schultz falsely accuses conservatives of pushing for war in Syria

Katie LaPotin, Red Alert PoliticsAugust 28, 2013

Liberal firebrand Ed Schultz is looking to start off his first few days back on the weekday rotation with a bang – albeit it a blatantly false one.

During the revamp of his signature talk show Wednesday, the MSNBC host made his best attempt to combine the top two stories of the day – the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “March on Washington” and the rising tensions in Syria – in a tasteless, GOP-bashing tweet:

How does MLK’s message of peace apply today as conservatives push for war in Syria? http://t.co/oySG6ZY9SM tweet #edshow so we can share!

— Ed Schultz (@edshow) August 28, 2013

Sorry Ed, but it’s not that Republicans are “pushing” for war with Syria – they’re urging the president to take action now that it’s been proven, once again, that the Middle Eastern country is using chemical weapons against its citizens.

And with the president admittedly still on the fence about ordering a military strike against Syria, despite “concluding” that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons, urging seems appropriate.

Even France and Britain want the president to make up his mind, with the latter even calling back Parliament from its summer recess to pass a resolution asking the United Nations to take action in Syria.

So no, Ed, it’s not the GOP pushing the president to go to war with Syria – it’s the world urging the president to finally take control of the situation and prove to the globe that he was well-deserving of his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize once and for all.

This piece has been updated. 

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