Regarding Syria, Crossfire's Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich put aside their differences to find common ground.
Sen. Robert Menendez, Sen. Rand Paul and Stephanie Cutter talk about the creditability of the president and the U.S.
In the Crossfire, Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) debate whether to intervene in Syria.
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(CNN) – The United States should not take action in Syria, because it would appear to be siding with an opposition force that has extremist elements, Sen. Rand Paul said Monday in the debut of CNN's new "Crossfire."
"We've seen priests beheaded by the Islamic rebels...We've also seen an Islamic rebel eating the heart of a soldier. So it's not like there's no atrocity on the other side, and al Qaeda is on the other side," he said. "I can't conceive of how we would go in and be allies with al Qaeda."
Can the President convince Congress to attack Syria?
On the left: Stephanie Cutter. On the right: Newt Gingrich. In the Crossfire, Senator Rand Paul, who opposes a military strike on Syria and Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, who supports a limited strike.
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Crossfire returns tonight, 6:30pm ET on CNN.
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"Crossfire" hosts Newt Gingrich and Van Jones debate President Obama's efforts to convince Congress and the public for a Syria strike.