BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – U.S. presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard told CNN on Sunday that there needs to be evidence to call Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad a “war criminal.”

“I think that the evidence needs to be gathered and, as I have said before if there is evidence that he has committed war crimes, he should be prosecuted as such,” Gabbard told CNN.

Similar to previous statements she made, Gabbard said Assad is “not the enemy of the United States because Syria does not pose a direct threat to the United States.”

“Everything that I have said requires that we take action based on evidence. (If) the evidence is there, there should be accountability,” Gabbard told moderator Dana Bush.

Gabbard pointed out the past lies to push for war in Iraq as one of the reasons for her decision to oppose the conflict inside Syria.

“I served in a war in Iraq, a war that was launched based on lies, and a war that was launched without evidence,” she said.

“And so the American people were duped,” Gabbard continued.

“So as a soldier, as an American, as a member of Congress, it is my duty and my responsibility to exercise skepticism any time anyone tries to send our service members into harm’s way or use our military to go in and start a new war,” she added.

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Assad is not interesting. Now Maduro is interesting.

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Stern Daler

Gabbard visited Syria during this war. She knows what she is talking about. Unlike some other US Politicians and the Turcophiles here.

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Not even. USA doesn’t need to import oil any more, thanks to the fracking revolution. They’re just applying pressure on Vz, this won’t go further.

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Assad’s oil is not interesting. Maduro’s oil is interesting. Is a beautiful black of Venezuela oil.Assad oil is a common urine. Yellow and empty, as empty Assad’s head.

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@Daeshbags-Sux, Venezuela produces the “sour” heavy crude that You need for chemisty. Fracked US crude is light almost like diesel. Venezuela needs that this oil for pumping the pipelines and the US need the other for chemistry.

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Nestor Arapa

Te doy la razón, ahora es mas interesante el petroleo Venezolano

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George King

US fracking has turned out to be fools gold as the wells return for investment burns dry in a couple of years. It destroys the water supplies of citizens and the smart money has been withdrawn. The expensive US gas ferried by ship and sold to Europe for the most part is purchased from Russia. Yheater of the Absurd.

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USA don’t give a fück about ecology 😉

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Weldon Cheek

What about prosecuting u.s. and israeli war crimes?