Breitbart News National Security Editor Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of the best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Friday that “the alpha males are back” when President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
When Hannity asked if Dr. Gorka agreed with President Obama’s assertion he had followed the best possible course in Syria, Gorka replied, “No, because I live in the real world, Sean.”
“It’s a catastrophe,” he continued. “Remember the red lines? The real reason he calls it ISIL and not ISIS is because he doesn’t want to remind people that ‘S’ stands for Syria, and that he drew the red lines again, and again, and again. And what happened? Assad kept on marching. The jihadis kept on marching.”
“The fact is, this is all going to end on January the 21st. Our foreign policy has been a disaster. We’ve neglected and abandoned our allies. We’ve emboldened our enemies,” said Gorka. “The message I have, it’s a very simple one. It’s a bumper sticker, Sean: The era of the Pajama Boy is over January 20th, and the alpha males are back.”
Hannity played a clip of President Obama claiming he had done everything possible to end the Syrian civil war while looking after U.S. national security interests, and claiming any stronger measures would have been “impossible to do on the cheap.”
“But he’s the one that drew the red line in Syria – if they do this, which they did, and that’s use weapons of mass destruction against their own people, that would be a bridge too far. They did it, he did nothing. What will be different?” Hannity asked.
“Everything,” Gorka replied. “It’s not going to be just wagging your finger, or sending Samantha Power to the U.N. to shout at Russia or Syria.”
“It’s been laid out. The Youngstown speech by President-elect Trump is the most explicit expression of his national security policy,” he said. “But you heard it yesterday in Hershey, Pennsylvania. You’ve heard it again and again and again. Safe zones – there’s going to be a place where the refugees will be protected. We will send aid to them.”
“But we’re not going to deploy the 82nd Airborne,” Gorka continued. “This is Obama’s straw man argument. He said what we did, which is nothing, or there’s invading and taking over Syria. That’s absurd. That’s a straw man argument, the idea that there’s nothing in the middle. Donald Trump, the master of the deal, will use the smart moves that are in between doing nothing and invading.”
Hannity concluded by observing that Gorka has made a few visits to Trump Tower, and asking if he might end up working for the new administration.
“I’m waiting to hear,” Gorka said. “They’ve asked if I’m interested just today. That’s all I can say. And I said I’d be delighted.”