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03.08.2012

SENATOR JOHN KERRY TALKS TO CO-HOSTS CHARLIE ROSE AND ERICA HILL ABOUT USING CAUTION WHEN DEALING WITH SYRIA, ON “CBS THIS MORNING”

            Senator John Kerry (D-MA) tells co-hosts Charlie Rose and Erica hill about using caution when dealing with Syria. The interview was broadcast live today, March 08, 2012 on CBS THIS MORNING on the CBS Television Network.

Below are excerpts from the interview.

ROSE: Should we at this time follow the advice of Senator McCain and engage in military strikes, is it that serious and is that the right thing to do?

KERRY: I think it’s imperative to help. I am very sympathetic to John McCain’s passion about this. Nobody wants to be sitting on the sidelines watching people be killed…. We have to do this responsibly…. Syria is not Libya, they have a very sophisticated defense system…. they have a stronger military, they are different questions we are dealing with.

ROSE: With the humanitarian crises as it is, how long do you have, to answer those questions?

KERRY: This situation unfortunately is going to continue for some period of time... Hopefully we can persuade the Russians to join us in a significant effort here. The Russian-Chinese veto unfortunately gave a ‘get out of jail card’ to the Assad regime and licensed some of this.

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