October 31st, 2013
06:44 PM ET

Sen. Menendez to CNN's Jake Tapper: "...Syria's becoming the Somalia of the Middle East and attracting an all-star cast of violent extremists."

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to CNN’s Jake Tapper -  “It seems that we're having meetings about how we get to meetings in Geneva, while Syria's becoming the Somalia of the Middle East and attracting an all-star cast of violent extremists.  And it's beyond my imagination that, at this stage, we don't have a comprehensive plan to try to get Syria into a different track, when we have all of the consequences to the region, to our allies, and to our own national security because of Syria ultimately becoming a breeding ground for terrorists.

A full transcript of The Lead with Jake Tapper will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/

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