Skip to comments.Rebuffing Obama, McCain a No-Vote on Syria: Courtship by the president comes up short
Posted on 09/04/2013 9:16:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Sen. John McCain pulled his support Wednesday for the Senate resolution authorizing limited strikes in Syria, a blow to President Barack Obamas campaign to get congressional approval for military action in the war-torn country.
McCain, the Arizona Republican and Obamas 2008 White House rival, has long been a strong advocate for intervention in Syrias civil war, and Obama doggedly courted McCains support for the measure authorizing military force, including during a meeting at the White House on Monday. But McCain said the limited actions that would be authorized by the resolution dont go far enough in responding to Syrian leader Bashar Assads alleged use of chemical weapons last month.
In its current form, I do not, McCain said Wednesday when asked if he supports the measure, the Associated Press reports.
McCain had previously said it would be catastrophic for Congress to turn down Obamas request. While Obama won the support of House GOP leaders on Tuesday, McCains opposition could make it harder to bring other Republican foreign policy hawks aboard. On the flip side, it may make it easier for Obama to win support from war-weary Democrats.
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McCain isn’t against the war, he just wants some regime change to be followed by nation building. Its where the real money is.
RE: McCain isnt against the war, he just wants some regime change to be followed by nation building. Its where the real money is.
What about Iraq? We left that place in a mess and now we want to create another one?
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McCain twists like a weathervane.
Tomorrow he’ll be all for it.
“Catastrophic?” You and Obama get a room, McNutball.
Obama will blow him a big, sloppy kiss & McCain will come around.
The two will be yucking it up by this afternoon. A Liberal/RINO love fest.
LOL. So John McCain earns himself another epithet: Senator As-The-Wind-Blows. Lindsey Graham will be next. He always follows McCain’s lead.
I guess McCain and Obama are fighting over who gets to push the NUKE
button and start WW3.
“McCain twists like a weathervane.”
Twisting slowly in the wind. Not a bad vision, I must say.
Obama is just going to have to buy off some Senators as he did when he got Obamacare passed.
The stench that is McCain doesn’t go away, does it?
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2.....Waiting for his little sidekick Graham to say “Me too”!
“McCain isnt against the war, he just wants some regime change to be followed by nation building.”
It worked so well in Iraq, I understand why he is so adamant that we apply the same magical formula in Syria, too! (/s)
That’s what I told my congressman and challenged him to find even 1 beacon of freedom our intervention has created in the mideast.
At this point, I say let China deal with the mideast oil and mideast problems.
In it’s current form.....what a jerk, he’ll vote for it with bells on.
So now it isn’t catastrophic.
What a numnutz!
I read that McLame is only withholding support for a broader military strike.
They’re reading this wrong...McCain is opposed to the draft resolution because it is too limited in what it would allow Obama to do. McCain wants to jump into Syria whole hog.