- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 15, 2013

Bill Maher, speaking on his HBO program Friday night, compared the U.S. to acquitted killer George Zimmerman in wanting military action against Syria.

“Forget the Syria debate, we need a debate on why we’re always debating whether to bomb someone. Because we’re starting to look not so much like the world’s policeman, but more like George Zimmerman. Itching to use force and then pretending it’s because we had no choice,” the liberal host said on “Real Time With Bill Maher.”

Mr. Maher has been critical in the past of President Obama’s case to intervene in Syria, Politico reported.

“Twelve years after 9/11 … and yet another debate on whether to bomb yet another Muslim country, America must stop asking the question, ‘Why do they hate us?’” Mr. Maher added. “And we’re the only nation, as we’ve have seen in this Syrian fiasco, who threatens to drop bombs on you while telling you we don’t want to get involved. ‘We’re just bombing, please, don’t get up. Just bombing, no boots on the ground. No, a little light bombing, we’ll be out of your hair in a week.”

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