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Let's move to another war the civil war in Syria.
Whether estimates that more than estimates that more than twenty five thousand -- happens and people have now been killed in march of last year President Obama explained the military action taken in Libya.
By saying it was in the national interest to go win.
And prevent further massacres from occurring there.
So why doesn't the same logic apply in Syria.
That's -- country.
It's a different country it is five times as large geographically.
It has 15 of the population that is Libya.
-- the population five times larger graphic it's in a part of the world where you're not going to see what ever would come from that war.
It's seeping into a regional war.
You're in a country that is heavily populated.
In the midst most dangerous area in the world.
And in fact if in fact it blows up in the wrong people gain control it's going to have impact on the entire region.
Causing potentially regional wars we are working hand and glove.
With the Turks with the Jordanians with the saudis and -- all the people in the region.
Attempted to identify the people who deserve the help so that one aside goes and he will go.
There will be a legitimate government that follows on not an al-Qaeda sponsored government that follows -- And all this loose talk of my friend governor Romney and a congressman.
About how we're gonna do we can do so much more in there what war.
Would they do other than put American boots -- the ground the last thing America needs.
Is again and another ground war in the Middle East requiring tens of thousands if not well over a 100000 American forces.
That they are the facts.
They are the facts.
Now every time the governor's asked about this he doesn't say NE he sent the ball off he goes up of a whole lot of I'm verbiage but when he gets pressed he says -- he would not do anything different then we are doing now are they proposing putting American troops in the ground.
But in American aircraft in the airspace is our -- they did did you speak up and say it's out.
But that's not what -- say.
We are doing it exactly like we need to do to identify those forces.
Who in fact will provide for a stable government and not cause a regional sit Sunni Shia war would beside them when -- this year -- false.
-- -- Nobody is proposing to send troops to Syria American troops now let me say it this way.
How would we do things differently.
We wouldn't refer to Bashar Assad as a reformer.
When he's killing his own civilians.
With his Russian provided weapons.
We wouldn't be outsourcing.
Our foreign policy to the United Nations giving Vladimir Putin.
Veto power over our efforts to try and deal with this issue.
He's vetoed three of them Hillary Clinton went.
To Russia to try and convince enough to do so they thwarted her efforts.
She said they're on the wrong side of history she was right about that this is just one more example of -- -- Russia -- not working.
It's -- where are we.
After international pressure mounted then pres Obama said -- side should go.
It's been over a year the man -- slaughtered tens of thousands of his own people.
And more foreign fighters are spilling into this country.
So the longer this is going on the more.
People groups like al-Qaeda are going -- We could have more easily identify.
The Free Syrian Army the freedom fighters working with their allies the Turks the qatari -- the saudis.
Had we had a better plan in place to begin with working through our allies.
But no we waited for Kofi Annan to -- and come up and an agreement of the UN.
That bought the -- side time we gave Russia a veto power over our efforts to the UN.
And meanwhile about 30000 Syrians are dead.
What -- my friend do.
Differently if you notice she never answers the question so I would I it would not be going to the UN and all of the -- things don't go through the U we.
Are in the process now and have been four months.
In making sure that help humanitarian aid.
As well as other aid training is getting to those forces that we believe the Turks believe the Jordanians believe the saudis believe are the free forces in side of Syria that is under way.
Our allies were all on the same page.
NATO as well as our Arab allies in terms of trying to get a settlement.
That was their idea where the ones -- said I'm not with regard to the reset not working.
The fact of the matter is that Russia has a different interest in Syria do we do and that's not in our -- What happens if aside does not fall.
Congressman Ryan what happens to the region what happens if he hangs on what happens to be done.
-- Iran keeps their greatest ally in the region.
He's a sponsor of terrorism.
-- public continue slaughtering his people we in the world community will lose our credibility on this.
Look he mentioned the -- what would Romney Ryan do about that kind of wealth we agree with the same red line actually they do on chemical weapons.
But not putting American troops in other than to secure those chemical weapons the right about that.
But what we should have done earlier -- work with.
Those freedom fighters and those dissidents in Syria we should not have.
Called the -- -- a reformer.
And we should not -- -- -- -- -- not wish to Russia tried to create an option should not have waited for Russia to give -- the green light.
But the UN and Russia judicially whether they're still arming the man.
Iran is flying flights over Iraq the top of the health is being arms so to help the -- sod.
And by the way if we had the status of forces agreement that the vice president said he would vetted vice presidency on in Iraq we probably would have been able to prevent that.
But he failed to achieve that as well again let let me ask you quickly at a -- criteria for intervention.
Worldwide what is in the national interest of the American people about what -- -- a national -- security of the American it was going to be the should -- -- national interest of our country.
Each situation will that will come up -- of the circumstances.
But putting American troops on the ground that's gotta be within the national security interest of the American people.
I want everywhere where I was settings right here embargoes and sanctions and overflights those are things that don't put American troops on the ground.
But if you're -- -- a pretty American troops on the mound.
In our national security interests.
I want to move on.
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