Huckabee on UN: ‘Jackhammer the Whole Thing Off, Float It Into The East River'

By Penny Starr | September 9, 2013 | 4:09pm EDT

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks in Washington on Sept. 17, 2010. (AP File Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

( – Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee weighed in on the United Nation’s failure to condemn or sanction Syria in light of the alleged use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad calling for removing its headquarters in Manhattan.

“Let’s jackhammer the whole thing off, float it into the East River and be done with it,” Huckabee said on the Saturday edition of “Fox and Friends.”

Huckabee was asked by one of the show’s host what he thought the Obama administration’s plan was for responding to an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack that killed some 1,400 people in Damascus.

“The plan is to continue to change the plan to adapt to whatever the political winds are blowing,” Huckabee said. “This is like watching a Woody Allen movie.

“There’s so many different plots going on and the neurosis of trying to find what it is we’re going to do,” he said.

Huckabee said the use of chemical weapons should be condemned, including by the United Nations, which so far has not officially responded to the attack.

“Well, I think we have to condemn it, but here’s the point,” Huckabee said. “If we don’t have an international outrage – this is one of the times that if the United Nations cannot unite around a condemnation over the use of chemical weapons and impose some type of economic and/or other sanctions on Syria, then let’s jackhammer the whole thing off, float it into the East River and be done with it.”

On Monday, Reuters reported that the U.N.’s team of chemical weapons experts, led by Ake Sellstrom of Sweden, will submit a report to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about its investigation of the attack.

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