There has been a lot of selective outrage over Sean Spicer’s comments earlier this week when he said that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was guilty of acts worse than Hitler and asserted that Hitler had not used chemical weapons. Mr. Spicer later apologized for ignoring the obvious gas chambers.
Spicer immediately clarified but was accused of denying the Holocaust by the hyperbolic left for days.
However, when MSNBC’s golden boy Chris Matthews made similar comments in August of 2013, while complaining about Obama’s failure in following up on his red-line, no one had a problem with it.
Matthews pointed out that Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II.
“The problem is, I don’t like it, first of all I’m rather dovish, I don’t like what I’m going to say but it’s true. If you basically put down a red line and say don’t use chemical weapons, and it’s been enforced in the Western community, around the world — international community for decades. Don’t use chemical weapons. We didn’t use them in World War II, Hitler didn’t use them, we don’t use chemical weapons, that’s no deal.”
“Although we do know that Assad’s father did. Then he goes ahead and does it. It makes you wonder what the mullahs will do if they have a couple of nuclear weapons, just a couple. Are they capable of not using them? That, of course, you know, I think that everybody talking this morning is projecting toward that, which is if you can’t use deterrents the normal way — mutually-assured destruction — if you do this, we’re blowing you up. If that doesn’t work, what does work? And that’s the problem.”