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McCain: ‘It’s Tragic’ There’s No U.S. Military Option In Ukraine
PolitoMix ^ | 03-07-2014 | Ben Armbruster

Posted on 03/09/2014 5:22:43 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Friday lamented the lack of a military option for the United States in Ukraine against Russia and criticized President Obama for thinking the Cold War is over.

During a segment on MSNBC, McCain said that the Obama administration does’t understand Russian President Vladimir Putin. “They have been near delusional in thinking that the Cold War was over,” McCain said referring to Obama officials. “Maybe the president thinks the Cold War is over but Vladimir Putin doesn’t and that’s what this is all about.”

Later in the interview, when host Andrea Mitchell asked if there is a military option for the U.S. in Ukraine, the Arizona Republican sounded despondent. “I’d love to tell you that there is Andrea, but frankly I do not see it,” he said, adding, “I wish that there were. … I do not see a military option and it’s tragic.”

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1 posted on 03/09/2014 5:22:43 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

Mr. McCan’t. No, it’s tragic that you haven’t been recalled. The respect factor for you is ZERO. Are you sure the tumor hasn’t moved in to your cranium?


2 posted on 03/09/2014 5:25:13 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

Why in the world would we EVER send troops to Ukraine? There is zero US interest there. Stupid stupid stupid. Let the EU and Russia deal with it. This special type of moron is the reason we are where we are.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 5:26:11 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
McAinal gets more sinister and dangerous as he ages.


4 posted on 03/09/2014 5:26:15 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

A military foray into Ukraine would be the biggest (and maybe the last) mistake we ever made.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 5:26:31 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: PaulCruz2016

It is tragic that he is using oxygen better applied to humans with actual working brains.


6 posted on 03/09/2014 5:27:11 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

The old coot McCain needs to be airdropped into Ukraine with a pack and a rifle.


7 posted on 03/09/2014 5:27:22 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: PaulCruz2016

Anyone McCain supports is a likely suspect for a history
of beheading, rape, crucifixion, or serial murders
against the Americans and/or other civilized people.


8 posted on 03/09/2014 5:27:53 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: PaulCruz2016

It’s tragic that there is no option to stifle Juan.


9 posted on 03/09/2014 5:28:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PaulCruz2016

The Crimea is essentially Russian. The western side of Ukraine wants and deserves its’ freedom and identity.

We don’t need to go to war over Crimea. Let it go.

As for Europe, it’s time for them to defend themselves - with our help, rather than sitting on the sidelines and letting us do ALL the work.

Having served in Germany during the Cold War, I saw plenty of Europe sitting on its collective asses while we did all the work.


10 posted on 03/09/2014 5:29:06 PM PDT by datura (We have a 2 party system. Conservatives vs Uniparty)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I do not think it’s very tragic


11 posted on 03/09/2014 5:29:52 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

So now, issues that are just what our government is supposed to handle, are suddenly too big, to complex, for the United States to deal with.

At a time when we need visionaries to help shape the future, we get hopeless, incompetent, plainly uninterested career politicians looking to just pull an 8 to 5 and get a good pension.


12 posted on 03/09/2014 5:31:03 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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To: ansel12

Who thinks they actually pull an 8-5? Once a week maybe....


13 posted on 03/09/2014 5:32:17 PM PDT by datura (We have a 2 party system. Conservatives vs Uniparty)
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To: FreedomStar3028
Why in the world would we EVER send troops to Ukraine?

Gotta bring Putin down a notch or two. He doesn't like gays.

14 posted on 03/09/2014 5:32:20 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: Paladin2

He’s pretty old,he’ll be self-stifling himself soon.


15 posted on 03/09/2014 5:32:29 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: PaulCruz2016

McCain would go to war with Narnia if it were possible.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 5:33:29 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: PaulCruz2016
Without the will to WIN something, we should not be there. Or anywhere.
Let the UN do the "peacekeeping".
With Reagan at the helm we could fight Russia. With 0bama, no no no no.

17 posted on 03/09/2014 5:33:48 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Grampa Dave

Resurrect those powerful Saturn Vs, pack them full of libs like sardines and send off to warmth and sunshine - the sun.


18 posted on 03/09/2014 5:34:36 PM PDT by mcshot (Their fraud is deep and unending...)
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To: BitWielder1

So you are agreeing with McCain?


19 posted on 03/09/2014 5:36:00 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: FreedomStar3028

Welcome to FR, and international diplomacy is not solely based on sending troops.

Reagan knew how to apply pressure, harass, and intimidate, and make countries pay, without always depending on troops.


20 posted on 03/09/2014 5:36:51 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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To: don-o
No. Not at all.

21 posted on 03/09/2014 5:37:02 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Farmer Dean

Not a moment too soon.


22 posted on 03/09/2014 5:37:22 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

McLame, read British military history and learn.


23 posted on 03/09/2014 5:38:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: datura

LOL, I know, I thought it would suffice for the point though.


24 posted on 03/09/2014 5:39:10 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Has Blackwater been deployed to Ukraine? Notorious U.S. mercenaries 'seen on the streets of flashpoint city' as Russia claims 300 hired guns have arrived in country
25 posted on 03/09/2014 5:40:25 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

McInsane—the moron who wanted ground troops in Kosovo and in Syria.


26 posted on 03/09/2014 5:41:34 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SpaceBar
The old coot McCain needs to be airdropped into Ukraine with a pack and a rifle.

An M-16 and a thousand rounds of 7,62 NATO...

27 posted on 03/09/2014 5:43:29 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Well Juan, maybe we can airdrop you in to join your buddy J F’ing Kerry, and if you need help call Hillary or Hussein. I’m sure they’ll spring into action if there is no fundraiser scheduled.


28 posted on 03/09/2014 5:45:10 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I guess McC did not get the Russian policy memo: if we are attacked with conventional weapons, we will respond with nuclear weapons ...


29 posted on 03/09/2014 5:46:41 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: EEGator
McCain would go to war with Narnia if it were possible.

LOL...that's probably not that far-fetched

30 posted on 03/09/2014 5:47:19 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: null and void

An M-16 and a thousand rounds of 7,62 NATO...

i presume this a subtle statement


31 posted on 03/09/2014 5:49:31 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

You should have listened to your grandmothers, America.

32 posted on 03/09/2014 5:50:58 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: datura
Russia stuffed Russians all over its Empire back in the day.

If there are tons of Russians in the Crimea (a river) , let it do a Kaliningrad Oblast.

(Dam the Bosporus and pump out the Black Sea.)

To the extent that the Ruskies go after the islamists, so much the better for the world.

33 posted on 03/09/2014 5:58:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PaulCruz2016
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Friday lamented the lack of a military option for the United States in Ukraine against Russia

Then hit the Russians elsewhere such as by attacking Iran.

34 posted on 03/09/2014 5:58:21 PM PDT by fso301
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To: PaulCruz2016

Aw heck McCain why don’t you just ask us to march on moscow.

He’s crazier than Wesley Clark’s alleged order to attack the Russians over some airfield in Yugoslavia or somesuch that was refused by an English commander.


35 posted on 03/09/2014 6:00:56 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: null and void
An M-16 and a thousand rounds of 7,62 NATO...

In prefilled magazines.

36 posted on 03/09/2014 6:01:49 PM PDT by fso301
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To: bravo whiskey

Yup.


37 posted on 03/09/2014 6:12:05 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

If America is hoping that great military mind, McCain, to think of a military solution, all is lost.


38 posted on 03/09/2014 6:25:23 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: PaulCruz2016

It’s tragic that the EU won’t protect it’s flank.


39 posted on 03/09/2014 6:27:37 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

to say there are NO military options is to imply... there are NONE

not even ICBMs??

are the finally admitting they’ve dismantled all our warheads?


40 posted on 03/09/2014 6:29:58 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: PaulCruz2016
It must be devastating for John to no longer be able to use the US military for his own aggrandizement.

Mr. niteowl77

41 posted on 03/09/2014 6:30:22 PM PDT by niteowl77 ("Why do we go to Iowa? Because that's where the suckers are.")
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To: null and void

Maybe if it was 7.62x39 instead???


42 posted on 03/09/2014 6:48:19 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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To: SpaceBar

Mr. McCain there is much we could do—Send more ships into the Black Sea—Ask for a base in Ukraine—a naval base we can rent for 99 years. Maybe send US troops and tanks to Poland and The Check Republic—Give these sates anti-Missle rockets. How about an arms deal with Ukraine? Five them airplanes and helecopters? Lots we can do—but will Obama—Nope.


43 posted on 03/09/2014 6:56:43 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: PaulCruz2016

This MoFo would have gotten us into WWIII.

Say what you will, but we’re probably better off with Obama winning in 2008.

Sad that this is what it’s come to in this country.


44 posted on 03/09/2014 6:59:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EEGator

LOL Funny but true.


45 posted on 03/09/2014 7:05:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: FreedomStar3028

Russia has had troops in the Ukraine since the 1500’s. And McCain wants to go to war over it?

What a blithering idiot!


46 posted on 03/09/2014 7:14:23 PM PDT by o2bfree (Lindsey Graham is left of South Carolina.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

well, since even Senator McCain acknowledges we have zero military option available to us in Ukraine (whether that would be a wise course or not....either way....)

since we have no military option there, how about Obama and his Great Enabler Senator McCain QUIETING DOWN about it, and cutting OUT all the artificial bravado and silly threats?

Walk Loudly but carry a limp dick? ... is not a Winning Strategy .... in any event ....(regardless of what we maybe Should or Should Not do about it)


47 posted on 03/09/2014 7:21:51 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (")
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To: BitWielder1

Let the UN do the “peacekeeping”.
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As Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, they would just vote NO.

I see absolutely no reason for America to get involved in the dispute between the EU and Russia regarding Ukraine.


48 posted on 03/09/2014 7:36:34 PM PDT by octex
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To: PaulCruz2016

WWPD? (Putin)


49 posted on 03/09/2014 7:37:28 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PaulCruz2016

McLame’s state of Representation is anything but Arizona.

Why do they keep electing a rep of Mexico/Syria/Ukraine?


50 posted on 03/09/2014 8:22:44 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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