Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Boots on the Ground

  • Aired:  04/30/13
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Amid reports of chemical weapons use in Syria, Senator Lindsey Graham urges the start of two additional wars to go along with the pair America already owns. (4:09)

LOOK, I CAN'T IMAGINE THAT

EVERYONE IS SATISFIED WITH THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S APPROACH.

>> ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH THE

APPROACH THE ADMINISTRATION IS

TAKING?

>> NO.

I HAVEN'T BEEN SATISFIED FOR A

LONG TIME.

>> I HOPE THAT THIS NEW

REVELATION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS

WILL MOVE THE PRESIDENT TO DO

WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE DONE TWO

YEARS AGO.

>> WE'VE GOT 70,000 DEAD PEOPLE

IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD AS A

RESULT OF ASSAD.

WE AS AMERICA HAVE NEVER LET

SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPEN

BEFORE.

>> Jon: THANK YOU.

WELL, OBVIOUSLY EXCEPT FOR

RWANDA AND DARFUR AND BOSNIA AND

CAMBODIA.

POINT TAKEN.

POINT TAKEN.

WE AS AMERICA HAVE NEVER LET

SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPEN

BEFORE.

IN SYRIA WITH THIS PARTICULAR

ASSAD.

LOOK, THE POINT IS THIS.

OBAMA IS DOING IT ALL WRONG.

WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

TIME TO ARM THE REBELS.

>> YES TO ARMING THE REBELS.

THERE ARE MORE RADICAL ISLAMIC

FIGHTERS THERE.

LET'S GIVE THE RIGHT WEAPONS TO

THE RIGHT PEOPLE.

>> Jon: RIGHT WEAPONS TO THE

RIGHT PEOPLE.

AHH!

MAYBE WE COULD DO BACKGROUND

CHECKS.

NO, THAT WOULDN'T WORK.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THE PLAN IS NOW ARM THE

REBELS.

>> THERE'S TWO WARS TO FIGHT.

ONE TO GET ASSAD OUT OF THERE.

THE SECOND WAR UNFORTUNATELY IS

GOING TO BE BETWEEN THE MAJORITY

OF SYRIANS AND THE RADICAL ISLAM

I HAVES WHO HAVE POURED INTO

SYRIA.

WE NEED TO BE READY TO FIGHT TWO

WARS.

>> Jon: OKAY.

SO TWO WARS.

LET ME JUST ADD THAT UP QUICKLY

BECAUSE I KNOW WE'RE ALREADY IN

TWO.

SO, LET ME SEE.

THAT'S ABOUT FOUR.

WE HAVE FOUR WARS.

THAT'S DO-ABLE.

IT SEEMS LIKE IT WILL TAKE A LOT

OF BOOTS ON THE GROUND, HOWEVER.

>> YOU DON'T NEED BOOTS ON THE

GROUND.

>> WE DON'T NEED TO PUT BOOTS ON

THE GROUND.

>> THE WORST THING THE UNITED

STATES COULD DO RIGHT NOW IS PUT

BOOTS ON THE GROUND.

>> Jon: INTERESTING.

SO WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO ARM

THE REBELS, THE RIGHT REBELS, TO

TAKE DOWN ASSAD.

ONCE ASSAD IS DOWN, ASK THE

REBELS FOR THE GUNS BACK SO THAT

THE REGULAR SYRIANS CAN HAVE

THEIR COUNTRY BACK AND WE NEED

TO DO ALL THIS BY REMOTE FREEDOM

MAGIC.

>> YOU DON'T NEED BOOTS ON THE

GROUND FROM THE U.S. POINT OF

VIEW.

BUT YOU SURE DO NEED

INTERNATIONAL ACTIONS TO BRING

THIS THING TO A CLOSE QUICKLY.

>> Jon: LATVIAN BOOTS ON THE

GROUND.

GOT IT.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL GO INTERNATIONAL BOOTS ON

THE GROUND.

WHY HAVEN'T WE GONE TO THE U.N.

ALREADY?

>> THEY NEED HARD EVIDENCE

CHIEFLY TO PERSUADE RUSSIA.

RUSSIA IS SYRIA'S REMAINING ALLY

IN THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL.

THEY HAVE TO PERSUADE RUSSIA

THAT THE ASSAD REGIME DID USE

DEADLY SARIN GAS AGAINST ITS OWN

PEOPLE.

>> Jon: WE ARE [BLEEP].

SO INTERVENTION IN SYRIA RELIES

ON THE UNITED STATES CONVINCING

VLADIMIR PUTIN THAT IT'S BAD TO

POISON PEOPLE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

YEAH, THAT WILL WORK.

SARIN GAS, HMMM.

YES, YES.

I REMEMBER IT WELL.

A LITTLE MORE COMPLICATED THAN

THE GOOD OLD DAYS, ISN'T IT,

FELLOWS?

WHEN YOU COULD JUST INVADE A

COUNTRY.

IT'S AS THOUGH THE MISADVENTURE

MADE US A LITTLE MORE CONSCIOUS

AS TO WHAT CONSTITUTES THE

CROSSING OF A RED LINE.

EVEN THE RING LEADER THAT PROUD

CHAPTER IN BLACK-AND-WHITE NO

NUANCE AMERICAN POLICY HAS

LEARNED TO SEE RED LINES WITH A

LITTLE MORE SHADING.

>> I'M SITTING HERE ANALYZING

THAT TIE YOU HAVE AND TRYING TO

FIGURE OUT IF I CAN MIX PAINT.

A LITTLE PERMANENT ROSE AND

MAYBE A TOUCH OF WHITE.

AND ON THE OTHER SIDE MAYBE A

LITTLE RAW UMBER TO DARKEN IT UP

SO IT CAN REFLECT THE LIGHT

PROPERLY.

>> Jon: YEAH.

YOU DO

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