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McCain: Boots on the ground in Syria ‘the worst thing the United States could do’

Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) used appearances on the Sunday news shows to push for an intervention in Syria now that the government of President Bashar al-Assad is believed to have used chemical weapons on a small scale. But the lawmakers differ on some of the particulars.

Syria is "going to become a failed state by the end of the year" if we don't intervene, Graham said on CBS's "Face the Nation." He warned that "we're going to start a war with Iran because Iran's going to take our inaction in Syria as meaning we're not serious about their nuclear weapons program.... The whole region is going to fall into chaos."

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