McCaskill Won’t Rule Out Putting Boots On The Ground In Syria


Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said Sunday that we should leave all options on the table with regard to the situation in Syria, including sending in troops. 

“I don’t think you want to ever rule it out,” McCaskill said of putting boots on the ground in Syria on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Obviously, we don’t want to do that unless it’s absolutely necessary.”

McCaskill cited the deteriorated situation in Syria as well as the potential involvement of Iran and Hezbollah as a reason to never say never. 

Conversely, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), appearing alongside McCaskill, said he is willing to rule out sending in American troops. “I would go even beyond that, I would say no,” Chambliss said, weighing in after McCaskill. 

“We don’t need to put boots on the ground but we need to enable their neighbors, the neighbors of Syria, to bring some sort of peaceful resolution to this,” he said. 

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