Regardless of whether such a thing would be enforced by NATO, the U.N. or another group rather than just the United States, Allen pointed to the price tag back at home as a reason to seek another entity, such as the Arab League, taking the lead on handling military operations with Syria. "The point is, we have a, a big deficit in this country. It's over a trillion dollars every year for the last four years," said Allen. "For those, I think there are other entities, organizations, that would like to see a regime change in Syria and I think that they take, they can be involved in it. I just don't see our country spending money doing it." Allen reiterated his support for "the people who are seeking a freer and just country" and that he has "always been for sanctions against Syria," referencing his collaboration with former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., to support sanctions against both Iran and Syria last decade. "I have no love whatsoever for that repressive Syrian regime," said Allen.
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