This is his rationale for wanting to intervene militarily on behalf of an al Qaeda-infested insurgency?

Has Rep. King forgotten who the president is? Iran already doesn’t take us seriously.

Via NRO:

Representative Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security committee’s subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, thinks the United States must take military action in Syria.

“The use of chemical weapons does cross a line and we have to send a clear signal that’s not tolerated,” King tells National Review Online in an interview. “I would say cruise missiles. I would not put American troops on the ground.”

Noting that President Obama had called use of chemical weapons a “red line” in Syria last year, King stresses it is vital for the United States to take action, or risk Iran believing that warnings from the U.S. on having nuclear weapons were not serious.

“If Iran is going to take us seriously, we have to show that we’re willing to take action against Syria,” King says.