George Zimmerman, a schoolyard bully, and Zeus. Those are just a few of the choice words Bill Maher used to describe the United States’ bomb-happy foreign policies on Friday night’s “Real Time.”
At the end of his “New Rules,” Maher weighed in on the Syria debate by asking why the U.S. seems to feel an obligation to intervene (a.k.a. bomb) a new Middle Eastern country every few years, and insisted that we won’t feel safe from terrorism until we stop.
“Forget the Syria debate, we need to debate on why we’re always debating whether to bomb someone,” Maher said. “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.”
Maher asserted that he agrees with preventing chemical weapons attacks (and said Assad looks like a shoe salesman at Macy’s) but he doesn’t understand why America must be tasked with protecting the world when we have our own problems at home.
“How did we inherit this moral obligation to bring justice to the world via death from above? Are we Zeus?” Maher asked. “It doesn’t make sense. Our schools are crumbling and we want to teach everyone else a lesson.”
Watch the full segment above.