May 19th, 2011
01:00 AM ET

Video: Should Obama get even tougher on Syria?

Editor's note: Jill Dougherty and Elliott Abrams discuss what the White House has done and what more it could still do about the Syria.

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  1. Karim Nasr El-Din

    I am Syrian. It breaks my heart to hear my people's screams and to see their bodies on the street and I can't go there to help. I believe Obama is a good man. I do hope he is planning something good for Syria. But if he's not, I will be extremely disappointed. The people of Syria deserve a better government. Causing the current one to fall and leaving it at that will not fix it. Syria first needs the old cruel ways to fall and needs assistance in constructing a new one with Obama's help. I pray to Allah that Syria feels freedom and peace soon. It pains me to see my brothers and sisters dying while fighting for each other with no one at their side.

    PS. Yes. America *does* need to do something to show Syria they are on her side. And not just a pat on the back or a thumbs up. America needs to lock arms with Syria and stand together.

    Thank you, Anderson, for showing everyone what needs to be seen. You have my utmost respect.

    May 19, 2011 at 11:59 pm |
  2. Hadi Kanan

    Mr Cooper,
    syrian government is willing to decrease the population of Syria from 20 million to 1 million in no times and it will notfeel any regret . there is no limit to syrian government criminal horizone !!!!!!!. the Assad family and Associates belief that Syria is a family owened and operated bussiness, that is why the government is killing every one asking for equality, freedom
    they are the best liars in the world through their state controlled TV.
    I apprecciate what our president Mr Obama has done, but we ask for faster and tuffer intervention because syrian lives are beeing lost every minute without exagoration just because syrian people asking for equality and freedom
    thank you.

    May 19, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
  3. robert

    i think those poor people have been through enough and that our goverment has done nothing to help.

    May 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  4. Rodwan Rajjoub

    Mr. Cooper you have done a marvelous job on the segment on Syria in May 2011. Thank you for a great job

    May 19, 2011 at 10:33 am |