On Fox, Iraq War booster Ari Fleischer says the US should destabilize Iran to initiate regime change

On Fox, Iraq War booster Ari Fleischer says the US should destabilize Iran to initiate regime change

Fleischer: "The more unstable we can help Iran to become, the better it is to actually secure peace if we can get rid of that theological regime one day"

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From the July 23 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:

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SANDRA SMITH (CO-HOST): What did you make of that comparison? 

ARI FLEISCHER (FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY): I welcomed it. It was Ronald Reagan-like. And you know what? Iran is going through turmoil in its streets and its cities right now and has been for months, and it's a leaderless rebellion that's taking place because there is such a dissatisfaction throughout the Iranian society with its government. And [Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo put his finger on one of the biggest problems and it's corruption. The people want their basic needs, they want their food, they want their healthcare, they want their environment -- and the Iranian government is so corrupt it's making it much harder for people to live in that country. So fascinating changes underway inside of Iran, no one can predict where they're going to go. But the more unstable we can help Iran to become, the better it is to actually secure peace if we can get rid of that theological regime one day, or if the Iranian people can get rid of it themselves.

Previously:

Iraq War booster Ari Fleischer urges Trump to do "the right thing from a moral perspective" and exit the Iran deal

The Iraq War cheerleaders who are still around 15 years later

Fox brought on an Iraq War booster and anti-Iran hawks to talk about the nuclear deal

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