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You as well so that.
I -- military strike it it seems to have gone removed from the planning.
From a shot across the battle to something.
Much more extensive.
Regime change not the official policy although Senator McCain slipped -- -- close yesterday into the into the senate resolution that this would be an attempt to shift the momentum on the battlefield which clearly is an attempt to -- the momentum towards.
Regime change a one -- -- -- -- we planning if we do indeed act.
Well I think that Senator McCain has brought the very important point I think you just can't have a shot across the bow.
And expect that the dictator -- Charles does not gonna do anything about it.
I think people -- remember what happened in 1986 we bomb Wal-Mart Gaddafi in Tripoli how to do you pay us back.
Pan am flight 1032 years later killed 270 people over Lockerbie Scotland.
And another example -- was saying we chase him out of Iraq in 1991 how did he ripped pants he basically.
Look -- a low level war against US -- for the next dozen years so I don't think you can just have couple hundred tomahawk missiles.
Like a video game and expect is just going to.
Achieve the results you want without some sort of retaliation so.
I think senator McCain's plan and the senate resolution is a lot tougher.
It's a lot more realistic if we actually want to change the calculus -- actually prevent the -- sought from launching chemical weapons against his own people so did.
How would would how would that actually plant in military terms.
In you'll view would that's -- that's not a few dozen tomahawk missiles that's a much wider campaign against Walt targets exactly.
It's a much larger campaign it would involve air force bombers as well probably B two stealth bomber -- send -- we already have four.
Navy destroyers aegis destroyers off the coast of Syria in the eastern Mediterranean.
They'd be lawsuit tomahawks we probably have -- there as well though we can't -- those who don't talk about them but I am sure we probably have been there.
And -- the other issue is we be looking for the the the missiles -- rocket -- errors.
Not the chemical weapons insult because we don't want them of course to get out and cause more damage but would also be targeting the air defense systems because we're gonna have bombers -- -- -- country.
You have to take out their radars and air defenses so it's going to be a much larger campaign but that makes a lot more sense just can't -- in -- and I'll -- and tomahawks and end.
Call -- -- day it's just not that simple.
How how significant.
Is the delay in this though in in those terms JD if you wanna carry out and target all of those things you mentioned.
Is it that we have given the president a Saturday a week two weeks possibly longer.
To move his military assets around and do his best to hide them.
-- little late really isn't helpful there's about fifty sites that pentagon planners are looking at right now.
And I think that any time you're talking about giving someone it.
An advance warning of what you're gonna strike and the type of things are gonna strike.
It allows -- sought to put -- his.
Equipment in his personnel in civilian areas so he's moved some of his heavy arms apparently it is a -- it makes it all -- much tougher.
So -- have been on helpful for us.
But so is the events when -- President Obama I think that senator Graham made a good point over the weekend when the Israeli strike Syria they don't talk about it.
And -- -- Syrian talk about it why they did it later so I think that that's a good lesson for us to learn as well.
But did a lot of the a lot of people in congress was saying come consult -- the president has done that.
I in terms of the political playbook it's it's a risky move if there's a no vote eight -- That is sort of raises questions over his leadership but at the same -- with.
He has put every single member of congress in a position where they have to be on the -- called -- Politics at least if not spot international policy.
I great job that you know he put the country they jam with his red -- isn't.
Repeated red lines about series use of chemical weapons so basically he was able to shift a lot of that burden over the congress because now everyone is gonna have to take a stand.
And it's not Democrat vs Republican there're there are people all over the map regardless of their party.
So I think he did a Smart political move by consulting the congress I just wish you wouldn't consult with the congress -- -- started making threats to Syria.
You just don't threaten a country and think that it dictators not gonna do anything about it particularly if you can't deliver on it.
Crystal -- time JD.
Do we strike Syria.
I think we're going to I think got a President Obama is probably gonna get the votes he's gonna get in the senate I think they'll -- get in the house is going to be very close.
But we'll see next week what happens I do think we will be striking Syria in the near future.
All right JD we will have you back if and when that happens of course JD Gordon former Defense Department spokesman and -- -- dot com contributor thanks very much stating.
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