Sunday, April 28, 2013

This Week with George Stephanopoulos - April 28, 2013

Martha Raddatz
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI)
Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
Jeffrey Goldberg
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

Stephanopoulos: good morning –
ha ha Washington had its prom night for
nerds who didn't go to their first one

Audience: ha

Stephanopoulos: Martha did Syria
use chemical weapons?

Raddatz: yes they probably definitely used sarin

Stephanopoulos: are the experts sure?

Raddatz: yes almost certainly probably

Stephanopoulos: Congressman 
are you persuaded?

Rogers: yes because action must be taken
North Korea is paying attention!

Stephanopoulos: are you sure?

Rogers: yes but it was a small amount of sarin

Stephanopoulos: does that make sense?

Ruppersberger: it doesn't matter –
we have to act or we will look like wimps
in front of the Russians

Stephanopoulos: no one wants that

Rogers: there's a humanitarian crisis –
who cares if there are chemical weapons –
we need to look tough to the Iranians!

Goldberg: Obama laid down a red line here –
if Obama looks indecisive Iran will nuke America!

Raddatz: you know wars can sometimes be bad

Rogers: no!

Raddatz: the difference here is Bush wanted
a war with Iraq but Obama wants to avoid war

Rogers: the Arab League wants us
to start a war – we have to go in now!

Stephanopoulos: I'm sold

Rogers: Israel, Turkey – they all agree
America must attack!

Ruppersberger: what if Assad falls –
the chemical weapons could fall
in the wrong hands

Stephanopoulos: good point

Ruppersberger: I don't think we should
start a war based on how it looks to
our other buddy neighbors

Goldberg: the ultimate nightmare is the
marriage of al-qaeda and weapons
of mass destruction

Stephanopoulos: the GOP told us
gay marriage would lead to this

Raddatz: Assad is testing us by
experimenting with chemical weapons

Stephanopoulos: like when kids
experiment with drugs

Schakowsky: war is messy

Rogers: no one is calling for U.S. troops
we just need to train Syrian forces

Stephanopoulos: yes they seem
to really need training

Stephanopoulos: what about the Boston bombings?

Rogers: the Russians need to step up and
tell us what Tamerlan was doing there

Stephanopoulos: they wiretapped the
mother and she sounds a bit crazy

Schakowsky: calm down - this is an
incredibly thorough investigation

Ruppersberger: I have decided
it's all Russia's fault

Raddatz: he was radicalized here in America

Goldberg: you don't have to go to
Russia to be radicalized – you can
do it on the Internet

Stephanopoulos: but they must have help
those bombs cost at least $100

Rogers: they must have been taught to be
radicals by Russians – otherwise it's our fault

Ruppersberger: the general public has
to let the CIA know when the next
bombing is going to happen

Schakowsky: were the dots not connected?

Stephanopoulos: did the FBI drop the ball?

Rogers: the FBI can't just investigate 
whoever whenever

Stephanopoulos: that gives me a sad

Goldberg: the FBI doesn't have the power
to investigate for no reason and they
don't have the manpower if they did

Stephanopoulos: but second-guessing
is so much fun

Goldberg: only Islam can fix Islam!

Stephanopoulos: and we're done


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