Skip to comments.John Cornyn opposes Syria strike as “reckless, ill-advised intervention” (finally makes decision!)
Posted on 09/12/2013 5:33:33 AM PDT by cotton1706
WASHINGTON Sen. John Cornyn today declared his opposition to a reckless, ill-advised intervention in Syria.
I cannot support an operation that is so poorly conceived, so foolishly telegraphed, and virtually guaranteed to fail, he said at the close of a 25-minute speech on the Senate floor.
Cornyn, the deputy GOP Senate leader, had signaled his disdain for the administrations plans in Syria. He also kept open the possibility he would support President Barack Obama, until now if he heard a sufficiently coherent and robust plan. He said Wednesday that Obamas speech last night fell short. He also said he would readily support a military operation that ensured Syrias chemical stockpile wont fall into the hands of al Qaeda or other terror groups; that includes decisive and overwhelming force and some element of surprise; and that was part of a broader, well-defined strategy that included the ouster of strongman Bashar al-Assad.
But, he said, that is not what Obama has proposed.
A halfhearted, ineffectual attack that leaves Assad in power would surely harm U.S. national security, Cornyn said, predicting a propaganda disaster.
`The worlds greatest military force took a shot at me and Im still here, Cornyn said, imagining the Syrian dictators spin after such a strike. `Im still in power. I won and America lost. Thats how I can see this backfiring in a very serious way, undermining US credibility.
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Leaders stand on principle and move in that direction come hell or high water. But the two republican leaders in the senate are up for reelection next year, dontcha know!!
A day after Obama said he was delaying the vote? Way to get out in front of an issue, John. </sarcasm>
He was waiting to see which way his master was going to go.
Heel, Cornyn, heel, boy!
POCS RINO (Cornyn). (Piece of chicken $hit)
How convenient you squishy man......I told him a week ago on his answering machine that I will NOT vote for him again!
Unlike Boehner and Cantor, who immediately came out supporting Obama’s strike..
I wish there was another Ted Cruz type to run against this gutless RINO POS...
Safe to say anything now that there will be no vote.
Exactly. One finger in the wind, one finger up the.....
You would think someone with (apparently) such a definite opinion would have put it out there long ago.
Speaking of "fail", Senator...
Finger? I would have thought he had another part of his anatomy stuck up his.....
That is what you call some kind of real leadership there. lol. Finally takes a stand.
jeesh what a loser.
2014 can’t come soon enough.
I’m afraid anyone we replace would also be under enormous pressures.
Let’s hope they have ‘Chuck Norris’ balls.