December 4th, 2012
10:32 PM ET

McCain: Take out Assad, secure chemicals

Anderson Cooper asks Sen. John McCain how he thinks the U.S. should act to prevent the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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  1. Patrick Feenn

    Here we go again! First Saddam Hussein could fire WMD's in 45 minutes, not true,then Gadaffi was going to do it, not true,now, lo and behold Assad is going to do it. I hope to God you Americans are not gong on a new military adventure have you not had enough of lies and war? Stop policing the world and give it a rest. Looking for hypocricy? Ask Benjamin Netanyahu about that, Israel has 200 nuclear weapons go in there and disarm them.For Christ's sake stop beating the war drums!

    December 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
    • Toby Wong

      Who cares if they're the chemical variety or not, 40,000 people have been killed(allegedly) by their own government. I'd want the international community's aid or at least investigation if it happened in the US. Joint aid by the way, not deputizing the most well-armed country, and if there's any reasonable citizen body that could take leadership eventually the whole thing should be guided by them. I might be describing an effort that could not be coordinated currently, but it should be

      December 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
  2. bill wright

    Listened to your interview with Sen McCain. I was suprised that neither you nor he said anything about the obvious reason why the chem weapons issue has become a "redline." Remember what happened in the disintegration of Libya - all the weapons that fell into the hands of bad actors. With the extensive stocks of VX, Sarin, etc in Syria, and all the bad actors now in Syria, the implications of the lost of control of the chem weapons are enormous. And it's too late to avoid the same outcome as in Libya unless someone goes in and secures these weapons before it is too late. Failure to do so has deadly consequences for all of us.

    December 5, 2012 at 1:33 am |