Chris Matthews: Why Aren't Syrians Willing to Fight for Their Country?

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MSNBC’s oft-confused lefty Chris Matthews ended his show Hardball Tuesday night with a spasm of, for him, uncommon sense, reports TheBlaze.

“Let me finish tonight with two numbers that don’t make sense, certainly not when you put them together,” Matthews began before noting that there are 4 million Syrian refugees, but only four Syrians have been recruited by the U.S. to fight ISIS.

“Is there just one in a million Syrians willing to fight for Syria? Is that the deal? Is it?” Matthews wondered. “Would just one in a million Americans be willing to fight for our country?”

Matthews brought up another excellent point, implying that the Islamic State could be taking Syria “from people who would rather leave for the West”:

“Some said here last night that we can’t ask Syrians to fight for their country because they have families. Well, tell that to the American families, those we care most about, who have a member of their family on their fourth-deployment right now.”

The host went on, sounding suspiciously like he was becoming conservative right before our eyes, to the discomfort of his bosses at MSNBC, no doubt:

“Is it too much to ask that the Syrians lead the fight to retake Syria? It is their country. Unless they’re willing to abandon it. And what do we think of people who do that? And besides, even if we, the United States and other European countries overthrew ISIS, we’d still have to turn Syria over to somebody. If we had Syrians playing the rightful part in the liberation of their country, they would be the ones taking it over.”

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