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

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

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A look at one of the key Senate races: Sen. Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan Grimes.

A look at one of the key Senate races: Sen. Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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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