Quote of the Day: Jim DeMint on Syria
On this blog, we occasionally give Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) some attention when he veers into the realm of foreign policy — such as when he repeatedly called Russia the Soviet Union or when he declared that the New START debate shouldn’t brush up against Christmas vacation. But this week, when we asked DeMint for ...
On this blog, we occasionally give Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) some attention when he veers into the realm of foreign policy — such as when he repeatedly called Russia the Soviet Union or when he declared that the New START debate shouldn’t brush up against Christmas vacation.
But this week, when we asked DeMint for his views on what American should do in response to rising unrest and increasing government violence in Syria, he gave a sharp, salient, one-line response.
"There’s a difference between what we should do in Syria and what we can do," DeMint told The Cable.
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