Lieberman: U.S. To Supply Weapons To Syria Opposition At Some Point

Following Marco Rubio’s speechat the Brookings Institute Wednesday, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) stated that although there should be “no boots on the ground” in Syria, the U.S. must supply the Syrian opposition groups with the weapons necessary to ward off the Assad regime.

“At some point we simply have to say, ‘we’re going to help them, we’re going to give them weapons to defend themselves.'” (:19)

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LISTEN: The Day Ahead – April 28, 2015

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