Carl Levin Calls for Attacks On Syria and Iran?
Redstate‘s Erick Ericson goes Drudge one better with a RED siren and a big headline quoting Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin saying,
I was just wondering, does the military have a plan to, if necessary, to go into Syria to go to the source of any weapons coming from Syria? That are going to Sunni insurgents? That are killing our troops? … I think we ought to take action on all fronts including Syria and any other source of weapons coming in, obviously Iran is the focus — but it shouldn’t be the sole focus.
It would be a big surprise to me if Levin actually thinks we should go to war with Iran and Syria. Still, it sounds like he’s saying that.
As Drudge would say, Developing . . .
The words in the transcript are right. My impression–and it may well be prejudiced by my view of Levin’s politics–from the intonation is that by “we ought to take action on all fronts” he means something other than “go in with guns blazing.” Perhaps he means that we need more and better planning than we had for Phase IV in Iraq. It’s not totally clear to me, though.