Gingrich: Stay out of Syria’s civil war

Editor’s Note: Newt Gingrich is the new co-cost of CNN’s “Crossfire,” which starts September 16. A former speaker of the House, he was a candidate in the 2012 Republican presidential primaries.

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News that the United States is considering a military strike on Syria in response to the Bashar al-Assad regime’s suspected use of chemical weapons suggests we could soon see an American bombing campaign on the war-torn country.

The atrocities that took place in Syria recently, such as those that have been taking place there for almost two years, are deplorable and inhuman.

Newt Gingrich

Before bombing Syria over the regime’s latest crimes, however, we should stand back and ask, “And then what?”

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A brief bombing campaign in Syria might make the United States and its allies feel like they are doing something, but it will prove nothing.

We have already abstained from getting involved in the civil war for two years and have chosen not to respond to evidence (albeit less clear) of another chemical attack this year.