Friday Lightning Round: US options in Syria
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
- Duration 6:59
- Date Mar 9, 2012
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
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I think we would agree that.
How -- they.
Out of the hands of a side.
-- in a chance to be free and democratic would be one of the greatest -- to Iran.
As far as Lebanon is concerned Hezbollah.
-- closest ally.
For us to take military action.
Some of suggest.
-- To think that somehow there is some circles look.
-- -- -- Before the break we asked our question of the day should the US leave the military intervention in Syria 18% of you said yes.
82% of you said known -- non scientific online poll.
Every week also we asked viewers to vote in your -- online our Friday lightning round poll this week.
Peyton Manning leaves the colts won with 46% of the votes.
But first we -- -- talk about Syria.
Back to the panel Charles.
What about the administration's.
And the president's answer this week on this and and the calls for people like John McCain and others who said it's time.
I think Obama is right on this and McCain -- -- I think this is not Libya Libya was and boy oh well without -- Long Beach.
Andy you know primitive army that's Syria has a serious air force the serious army and this would be serious war.
I think what we should've -- -- the Reagan doctrine.
The way he -- expansion of Soviet influenced in Nicaragua Afghanistan Angola.
You support the insurgency you don't put Americans on the ground you don't put Americans in the -- And why we -- arming and training and helping the insurgents in Turkey.
You know the ones who have defected into Turkey out of Syria I do not understand.
It does seem like there's a disconnect between was being said about that supporting the people on the ground and and what's happening at least what we know what's happened.
I mean when Senator McCain talks about what a boost it would be.
For stability in the region and what it would do Iran -- to wipe out the -- regime of course he's right but.
It is very difficult as this Charles points out it to take this on unilaterally would be he would be helpful.
I I imagine the administration is doing things.
It's to bolster of the Arab effort with Turkey to do things from the side but directly taking this on.
People are -- attempted to compare this Olivia it is not a model for conflict in Syria.
Qaddafi was much more isolated as long as Iranians and the Russians continue to provide.
Fuel and oil and cover and weapons and and cover for them -- -- -- trying to amass a coalition that can actually take -- sought out it's really hard to conduct for a.
Look nobody's advocating a simple solutions certainly not John McCain I have to agree with McCain I think a particularly in this and and when the president.
That the idea of using military force.
What he's saying is I'm not gonna -- and he's not -- What the McCain has proposed is -- get some bombing to produce wealth.
Where the don't protected by American -- -- NATO airplanes with a series can't go.
I can right now the rubble -- food but I don't have an organized army you could do one.
You're going to -- much in Turkey but in the part of -- you could build an army you could organize that civilians could go there and a lot of the slaughtering -- being done by the Assad regime would stop.
The but it would take.
An American president acting unilaterally or a few other people who UN's not gonna back it.
The Arab -- probably not gonna back it but it would save thousands and thousands of lives.
Accept -- jurors did a piece looking back four years ago to the democratic primary between Senator Obama and Senator Clinton back then.
Lot of Republicans saying that this elongated primary process is hurting the Republican field.
But what about the look back and compares.
You can turn the Republican field let -- just because I mean they -- at least.
The -- when -- -- -- primaries have been done you know with no.
-- primaries where you win and all over -- to lose delegates in the early part and so -- could end.
I I never thought -- Democrats couldn't come together after that long primary and really wasn't.
The other -- many negative ads it would have really wasn't quite as nasty as this with them for the Republicans maybe.
He was bitter and it was very ugly and they camps really hated each other.
And that was apparent Hillary loyalists could not stand this arrogant upstart who didn't have any experience coming in and trying to take on the clintons.
Com and thinking that he knew everybody and getting the you know the endorsement of Ted Kennedy that the Obama people.
Residents of the clintons trying to you know so called the party.
But they were historic candidacies in the Democratic Party knew at the end.
Even if you picked -- side.
That the candidate that they ended up with a woman -- an African American would galvanize the party in attract independents and I don't see this happening on the Republican side terms.
I think it's exactly the point each of those two candidates was historic.
First woman the first African American they were incredibly energized -- question is we've got energy.
The lead to -- antagonism and that you could not reconcile.
The answer was who was to reconciled and in the end it was synergy between them.
Peyton Manning long time quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts leaving that team don't know where he's -- up.
We're about that store charts to zero -- -- in -- he's going to be number two on the Republican ticket.
-- Well listen I've noticed is becoming a long time -- new tradition at the friend lightning -- when I'm on the audience wants to talk about sports fix is that he is kind of amusing.
And a new study out when I -- -- look I usually do my hostage found note cards but.
I was just gonna say he's a really nice seven guy and I hate to see people like that cry but.
I did meet up with a source who informs me that and he is not gonna come to Washington and joined the Redskins and then the Redskins would desperately need him.
Army does not want to play in his -- divisions is a little bit of issue about that there's plenty of teams that want him his vacation home in Miami Heat and -- there.
But sound everyone wants this old horse to stay in the -- these 36 and injured can be very well done.
-- that was well done but I agree with Charles I think.
I think Peyton Manning has a future in politics he is Republican.
And -- look -- -- -- -- on the field I've never seen a quarterback more in command of his team the maiden cup Peyton Manning.
He's sort of the George Washington of quarterbacks and -- before he can run he can run in Indiana they lobby there.
He's Louisiana I'm sure they're loving they're.
That this is not for vice president.
And -- -- -- -- -- -- play college quarterback he's become articles are written.