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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

June 25th, 2014
04:26 PM ET

Iraq crisis: Did the U.S. leave a vacuum for Iran, Syria?

(CNN) – The White House is in a situation where the enemy of my enemy is a dictator. It's not like the White House is going to call and thank Syria. This may have been inevitable, because if the U.S. isn't going to do airstrikes in Iraq, isn't there a vacuum for Syria and Iran to step in?

CNN's Fareed Zakaria weighs in.

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