Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Sunday declared that President Barack Obama should not put "any limits" on U.S. military involvement in the civil war that's being waged in Syria.
"I don't think you can place any limits on it right now," Chambliss told NBC's David Gregory. "I do think it's imperative that [President Bashar] Assad be removed. It's pretty obvious that he's pretty well entrenched now. He's gone to the extreme of letting Hezbollah have the run of Syria. That is simply not good."
"And while I know there are bad guys involved with the opposition rebels, we've done a pretty good job of ferreting out who are the good guys or who are the more moderate guys in that opposition, and I'm certain that's who the president is talking about providing arms to."
Chambliss added that the "military alternatives have got to be examined almost day-to-day."
"And if the military says that we need to implement a no-fly zone, we ought to do it right away," he insisted. "A no-fly zone may be the ultimate tactic that has to be taken."
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