Chambliss: Don’t put ‘any limits’ on U.S. involvement in Syria

By David Edwards
Sunday, June 16, 2013 13:11 EDT
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Saxby Chambliss speaks to NBC
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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Sunday declared that President Barack Obama should not put “any limits” on U.S. military involvement in the civil war that’s being waged in Syria.

“I don’t think you can place any limits on it right now,” Chambliss told NBC’s David Gregory. “I do think it’s imperative that [President Bashar] Assad be removed. It’s pretty obvious that he’s pretty well entrenched now. He’s gone to the extreme of letting Hezbollah have the run of Syria. That is simply not good.”

“And while I know there are bad guys involved with the opposition rebels, we’ve done a pretty good job of ferreting out who are the good guys or who are the more moderate guys in that opposition, and I’m certain that’s who the president is talking about providing arms to.”

Chambliss added that the “military alternatives have got to be examined almost day-to-day.”

“And if the military says that we need to implement a no-fly zone, we ought to do it right away,” he insisted. “A no-fly zone may be the ultimate tactic that has to be taken.”

Watch this video from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast June 16, 2013.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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