Sec. of State John Kerry
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
Sen. Chris Murhpy (D-CT)
Gregory: wow we might go to war in Syria
Gregory: Secretary Kerry why the
abrupt change from being about to bomb
Syria to asking Congress for approval
Kerry: Assad is a bad as Adolf Hitler
and Saddam Hussein and Robin Thicke
Gregory: so why not bomb today?
Kerry: there's no rush Fluffy
Gregory: but he's another Hitler you say!
Kerry: the U.S. is still a democracy so
why not get Congress on the record
Gregory: but why the abrupt shift
and also has Obama undermined
America by going Congress?
Kerry: first of all your facts are wrong and
second there was no abrupt shift and
thirdly Obama has not undermined
America you utter dipshit
Gregory: but he's weak!
Kerry: Obama has made his decision
and now it's up to Congress
Gregory: Obama is going against
the will of British people
Kerry: are you stupid or something
Gregory: why the abrupt shift and
hasn't Obama made America weak?
Kerry: I heard you were a moron
Gregory: Obama has ruined America!
Kerry: Assad used sarin gas –
did I just blow your mind?
Gregory: its an Aaron Sorkin script come to life
Kerry: Congress passed the Syria
Accountability Act - how can we deter Iran
from developing nukes if we don't bomb Syria?
Gregory: is it a slam dunk that
Assad used sarin gas?
Kerry: I don't like that phrase Fluffy but
we know Assad prepared for an attack
and they admitted it after the attack and
worried they would be caught
Gregory: if Congress doesn't give its
authorization will you bomb anyway?
Kerry: Congress won't do that
because Israel is in danger
Gregory: so Obama will bomb anyway?
Kerry: he could if wanted to
Gregory: if Assad is a murderer why
not just take him out?
Kerry: because this is about his use of
chemical weapons so we just need
to punish him for that
Kerry: but also we are still helping
the rebels and trying to get him out
Gregory: I see
Kerry: let me be clear – something will
happen in the future of some kind
Gregory: are we going to invade Syria?
Kerry: no – but Assad is going to regret
the day he fucked with Barack Hussein Obama
Gregory: oh my
Kerry: our top priority is to use diplomacy
to separate his head from his body
[ break ]
Gregory: welcome Rand Paul –
would you support bombing Syria?
Paul: how can you ask a man to be
the first man to die for a mistake?
Gregory: by alleging the use of sarin gas
Paul: bombing Syria will only make
life in Syria and for refugees worse
Gregory: Kerry says if we don't bomb
it will hurt U.S. credibility
Paul: well I'm proud of Obama for
going to Congress – although he said
they might bomb anyway
Gregory: will the authorization pass?
Paul: I admit there was a chemical
weapons attack but if we bomb
the war may escalate and the
rebels are anti-American
Gregory: they say we must draw a
line at the use of chemical weapons
Paul: the line should be American interests
– did you know Assad protects Christians?
Gregory: but if Congress doesn't give
the President authority won't that
make America look bad?
Paul: we can't bomb just to save face
Gregory: McCain and Graham want to
take out Assad and you don't want to get involved
Paul: I agree with them – we should
either invade or not get involved at all
Paul: Assad would be gone already if
Obama worked with the Russians
Gregory: so you say
Paul: basically we just need to
protect the Christians there
Gregory: thanks for coming
[ break ]
Gregory: wow at the 11th hour Obama
changed his mind!! an abrupt shift!
Todd: it was a shift!
Gregory: a shift! He's so shifty!
Todd: Obama wasn't going to go to
Congress and then he changed his mind!
Gregory: OH MY GOD
Todd: Obama realized he was isolated
when Britain jumped off that
broke the camel's back
Gregory: a change at the ELEVENTH HOUR!!
Murphy: this is a good move
Gregory: but 100,000 people were killed
– we have to respond!!
Murphy: calm down Fluffy
Gregory: I can't - he's Hitler!
Murphy: we have to ask if chemical
weapons will fall into the hands of
al-qaeda or make the war worse
Gregory: will it pass?
Murphy: I am a skeptic but it will probably pass
Gregory: thanks for coming
[ break ]
Gregory: Bill Krisol do you support this switch?
Kristol: yes I think the GOP will stun
people and support Obama this time
Gregory: the whiplash!
Ifill: Obama had a sudden change of heart!
CHYRON: WHAT CAUSED HIM TO
Ifill: why is Obama dithering?
Gibbs: this is a deliberative President
Gregory: or is he weak?
Kay: Obama is indecisive and weak and muddled
Kay: he changed course and vacillated!
Kristol: I want Assad to go so I would invade
Ifill: the polls are not with the President
Gibbs: that's why going to Congress makes sense
Gregory: we spent a decade in Iraq
trying to create a democracy and it failed
Kay: the British vote was really
against the lies of Dick Cheney
Kay: it doesn't matter what the evidence is –
the British are not joining another American war
Gibbs: that's why we need the vote in Congress
Kay: but Congress might vote no
Kristol: yeah but Cameron lost
people who hate Blair and people
who hate him which is everyone
Gregory: did Obama dither?
Kristol: oh yeah Obama is a big ditherer
Gibbs: this isn't Iraq – this time the
chemical weapons are real
Kristol: Saddam did use chemical weapons!
Ifill: this is really about Iran
Kay: and Israel – which is popular in Congress
Gibbs: ya think
Gregory: inside baseball – was
John Kerry hung out to dry?
Gregory: ha ha ha I love it
[ break ]
Gregory: Ann you just came back
from a refugee camp
Curry: there are one million children refugees
Gregory: that's terrible
Curry: the children have seen
their friends killed in battle
Gregory: what is the refugee camp like?
Curry: it's so bad some are going to back Syria
Curry: they'd rather dodge bombs than
live in a desert where there's lack of water
and food and also sandstorms
Gregory: do the little refugee kids like America?
Curry: the adults want a buffer or a no-fly zone
Audience: what's this about a buffer?
How would that work? Has anyone
proposed a no-fly zone? Would that be effective?
Gregory: too bad we have no time to talk about
Curry: um yeah
Gregory: and that's another
episode of Meet The Press