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In a special edition of "Piers Morgan Live" that directly followed Barack Obama's national address, on Tuesday evening the host spoke live with Rand Paul, asking the junior U.S. Senator from Kentucky for his insight into the dangerous and tyrannical ways of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
"He's killed 100,000 people with conventional weapons, so, yeah, that's the question: even if the gas leaves the country, which would be a good idea to have it under international control, the slaughter still goes on," noted Paul, responding to any perceived notion that removing Syria's chemical weapons might essentially solve the problem. "He still has a great conventional weapon advantage in Syria."
Concluding an interview that began with Wolf Blitzer serving up the questions, the 50-year-old Republican expressed his dissatisfaction with Obama's speech, suggesting that employing U.S. military is not the answer at present:
"The doctrine for a military, when you get your military involved, should be that the country should be completely behind you and that you should go in to win and it should be with reluctance that we go to war, and it should be with an overwhelming force with the entire country behind you," said Paul, while seated next to Blitzer in Washington, but responding to Morgan in New York. "We've had that on occasion but we don't have that here."
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