McCain and Graham suggest and army in Syria

McCain and Graham, who is running a longshot bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, spoke with Camerota from Irbil, Iraq. “I’m suggesting that we create a regional army to go into Syria because there’s nobody left in Syria to destroy ISIL. And if we don’t destroy ISIL in Syria they’re going to hit the American homeland,” Graham told CNN. Graham said that if the U.S. leads a regional force to fight ISIS in Syria and remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power, it will find support from Arab leaders. “We were talking to the now-King of Saudi Arabia (Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud) before he became king and he told John McCain, who he admires greatly, ‘You can have our army, you just gotta deal with Assad.’ The emir of Qatar said ‘I’ll pay for the operation,’ Graham said. “But they’re not going to just fight ISIL and let Damascus fall into the hands of the Iranians. Assad has to go.”

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