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Krauthammer’s Take

From Special Report with Bret Baier | Friday, March 9, 2012

On Sen. McCain’s calls for US-led airstrikes in Syria:

I think Obama is right on this [airstrikes] and McCain is wrong.

This is not Libya. Libya is an oil well with a long beach. And a primitive army. Syria has a serious air force, a serious army, and this would be a serious war.

I think what we should adopt is the Reagan doctrine, the way he combated the expansion of Soviet influence in Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Angola. You support the insurgency. You don’t put Americans on the ground, you don’t put Americans in the air.

And why we aren’t arming and training and helping the insurgents in Turkey — the ones who defected into Turkey out of Syria — I do not understand.

On where Peyton Manning will end up:

He’s going to end up in Tampa — he is going to be No. 2 on the Republican ticket.

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