JEFFREY BROWN: Let’s just get right to it. Why would a limited strike against Syria be a mistake?
REP. ALAN GRAYSON, D-Fla.: Several reasons.
First, it’s not our responsibility. It’s not our responsibility to act unilaterally. Secondly, it’s not going to do any good. It’s not going to change the regime. It’s not going to end the civil war. It’s not even going prevent a new strike and use of chemical warfare.
Third, it’s expensive, and, fourth, it’s dangerous. It could easily spin out of control.
JEFFREY BROWN: A key argument from the president of course has been that chemical weapons are simply different, the use of them must be punished, it must be stopped, or what kind of message do you send to the Syrian government and to other governments, including Iran?
ALAN GRAYSON: As one of my colleagues said, if you want to send a message, use Hallmark, not missiles.