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Americans understandably want to know the potential of US involvement Syria senate foreign relations chairman Menendez asked secretary carry this question.
And this is how secretary Carrie -- Would you tell us what do you believe that.
A prohibition for.
Having American boots on the ground is that something that the administration would accept.
As part of a resolution I don't want to take off the table and options that might.
Or might not be available -- -- the United States to secure country the president has no intention and will not and we do not want to.
Put American troops on the ground to fight.
This or be involved in the fighting of the civil war period let me be very clear now because I don't want anything coming out of this hearing.
Leaves any door open to any possibilities so let's shut that door now is tight as -- -- there will not be American boots on the ground with the respect to the civil war.
-- -- lieutenant colonel Oliver North tries payments -- good evening Greta how did you watch that whole thing today I'm sure I was thinking there I was at the hearing today that it.
I was left with the impression watching it from here.
That first of all.
It's -- John Kerry former anti war anti military activists is now the hawk.
How the Obama administration number two is clear to me from what we just heard and what within -- later on the afternoon.
That they are making it up as they go along they really don't know.
Look I'm actually surprised adding that out that's not I would not put that on secretary -- but.
But general Dempsey -- -- trying to explain what is that but I do wanna I wanna know I have a question this hour let's say we -- is limited strikes us and we had about 200 cruise missiles.
And they hit and hit airports billions and air force that that's day one.
Day two of the best -- tell me what you think that's -- personal -- -- it will be 200 for -- he may be aren't whenever I read that it would have what has so we should.
-- that nothing because what will happen is we will not have deterred him we will not have degraded him and we will not have discouraged him.
Normally we have sent a message these -- all the purposes that we heard about today.
What happens on the ground that day imagine that you Burgundy click clearing rubble.
There will be in her.
Did you see mothers and and daddies and and maybe with the regime officials holding up dead babies right and blaming us and it didn't make sure fraud but that's it that's a bad -- -- -- -- used against us this and that means of delivering.
Chemical and biological weapons will not have been degraded here's here's the problem.
Here's three means of doing it he is here.
He has artillery and he's got -- titan rockets and others that in some cases have a range of over 250 miles.
Those are very mobile and lets you have constant stay here for example.
Earlier ended in the dead -- general Tom McInerney -- it's all say it again you have global hawk.
Position way above the country able to deliver airborne munitions from an American platform because we have no other allies the brits are coming the Turks are coming.
The French -- gonna deliver Chris lost that's it.
And so you've got only the Americans up -- -- you have no carriers in the Mediterranean today.
We've we've gone from eleven carriers to four that are currently deployed to -- more you might be able to deploy.
We now have more admirals and we have ships in the United States navy.
I'd like to see some parity with the reduced the number of admirals will increase the number of shots.
And so the ability of the United States notwithstanding what they said today -- that or capabilities and gonna get -- it is we've already dropped one of the destroyers -- the mix up there.
And they're -- lose another one.
And they've got ships are -- -- two and sailors aboard ship off the ships and get out of the navy.
-- -- and that I I think had been that would -- limited Dallas native of this is that we have enough to do a this strike.
Right caution about consumer look at this year candidate -- I want knows what happens the next day and then what we are the next year today's labor takes three days is it.
Is that you know what happens.
You know what -- -- of -- I'm sure there -- still there is he going.
England -- I had this conversation a little repeat myself you can create myself that's in the same quite I don't know I'm not that impressive -- lifted the bottom line of it is.
-- cruise missile strike it's not a strategy.
If you don't know where you're going afterwards and that's most of the questions we heard today.
But those senators on both sides of the aisle was then -- the -- that's -- SQ what happens the next day because I don't know because they don't know.
That's the problem and in so the problem we've -- there's many of us who love to see aside go -- you know you know -- -- You might but I doubt it on this thing because we didn't look at what it but yeah me with a sense that we could've -- -- at least he's had three weeks notice.
We in this administration gave up their target list.
We sought in the newspaper the bad guys change your -- -- -- -- idea to -- I would set regime regime change and we get on.
You know what you gonna have to do something more than a couple of hundred cruise missiles you're -- have I understand that you have cuts and stare over the country.
You gotta be able to react instantly that means you got a first take out all of his air force.
In the surface to air missiles.
There happen to be a bunch of them run by Russians we're gonna kill Russians and us.
This is the same problem we have with the please -- Vietnam back centuries ago and and what I'm pointing out to.
Is that this administration has not -- through the consequences of -- doing nothing or be doing something and if they don't do enough.
-- end up with status quo and potentially -- -- staying in power or worse yet.
The regime made up of Jihad SpaceX -- of what happens the next thing is -- doesn't seem like he's a good question same question we all -- to know I've sexiest -- great to --