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Post Show Thoughts: Crisis in Syria

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said this morning that sending American troops to Syria in response to Syrian leader Bashar Assad's reported use of chemical weapons would be "the worst thing the United States could do right now," because it would "turn the [Syrian] people against us."

However, the Arizona Republican did say that, should the Assad regime fall, the United States should "be prepared with an international force to go in and secure these stocks of chemical, and perhaps biological, weapons."

There was broad agreement among our guests that the United States has to act. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) proclaimed "I don't think the world's greatest super power, the United States, can stand by and do nothing."

Similarly, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) argued "Once the United States lays out a red line, some action has to be taken."

You can watch the entire program on our website including our roundtable discussion about the legacy of President George W. Bush, and, as David describes above, the "moderator's dilemma" he had to confront today.

We'll be back next week. If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press.