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Rebuffing Obama, McCain a No-Vote on Syria: Courtship by the president comes up short
TIME ^ | 09/04/2013 | Noah Rayman

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 Obama’s campaign to get congressional approval for military action in the war-torn country.

McCain, the Arizona Republican and Obama’s 2008 White House rival, has long been a strong advocate for intervention in Syria’s civil war, and Obama doggedly courted McCain’s 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 don’t go far enough in responding to Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s 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 Obama’s request. While Obama won the support of House GOP leaders on Tuesday, McCain’s 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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: collaborator; mccain; syria
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1 posted on 09/04/2013 9:16:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

McCain isn’t against the war, he just wants some regime change to be followed by nation building. Its where the real money is.


2 posted on 09/04/2013 9:18:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

RE: McCain isn’t 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?


3 posted on 09/04/2013 9:19:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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4 posted on 09/04/2013 9:19:55 AM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: cripplecreek

McCain twists like a weathervane.

Tomorrow he’ll be all for it.


5 posted on 09/04/2013 9:20:30 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: SeekAndFind

“Catastrophic?” You and Obama get a room, McNutball.


6 posted on 09/04/2013 9:21:21 AM PDT by martiangohome
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama will blow him a big, sloppy kiss & McCain will come around.


7 posted on 09/04/2013 9:22:01 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Nachum

The two will be yucking it up by this afternoon. A Liberal/RINO love fest.


8 posted on 09/04/2013 9:22:11 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL. So John McCain earns himself another epithet: Senator As-The-Wind-Blows. Lindsey Graham will be next. He always follows McCain’s lead.


9 posted on 09/04/2013 9:22:30 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess McCain and Obama are fighting over who gets to push the NUKE
button and start WW3.


10 posted on 09/04/2013 9:22:38 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: Col Frank Slade

“McCain twists like a weathervane.”

Twisting slowly in the wind. Not a bad vision, I must say.


11 posted on 09/04/2013 9:22:41 AM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is just going to have to buy off some Senators as he did when he got Obamacare passed.


12 posted on 09/04/2013 9:22:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind

The stench that is McCain doesn’t go away, does it?


13 posted on 09/04/2013 9:23:25 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2.....Waiting for his little sidekick Graham to say “Me too”!


14 posted on 09/04/2013 9:24:14 AM PDT by kempster
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To: cripplecreek

“McCain isn’t 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)


15 posted on 09/04/2013 9:24:21 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 9:24:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

In it’s current form.....what a jerk, he’ll vote for it with bells on.


17 posted on 09/04/2013 9:24:52 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: SeekAndFind

So now it isn’t catastrophic.

What a numnutz!


18 posted on 09/04/2013 9:24:52 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I read that McLame is only withholding support for a broader military strike.


19 posted on 09/04/2013 9:25:30 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


20 posted on 09/04/2013 9:25:31 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does this make him a NEO-RAT?


21 posted on 09/04/2013 9:25:31 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

McCain won’t be happy till there is a WW3


22 posted on 09/04/2013 9:25:42 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: MNGal

He was cheerleading for this same crap in Libya as well.

As far as I’m concerned, he is just as guilty as Obama, Clinton, Rice and the rest of them for Benghazi.


23 posted on 09/04/2013 9:26:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The fact that he was so for it and now says, “ not in the present form” should scare everyone

No telling what he wants put in the resolution to vote for it


24 posted on 09/04/2013 9:26:46 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: SeekAndFind

Arizona had its chance to flush this turd. Sure, Hayworth had his own weaknesses, but he would have been better than McQueeg.


25 posted on 09/04/2013 9:28:18 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: SeekAndFind

By doing this, Obama can have it changed, and both of them come out looking better to the beltway and the rubes.


26 posted on 09/04/2013 9:30:08 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is why it’s important to CALL and COMPLAIN about the GOP!!!


27 posted on 09/04/2013 9:30:38 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: SeekAndFind
McCain said the limited actions that would be authorized by the resolution don’t go far enough in responding to Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons last month.

Not that he's seen the light. He wants even more intervention.

Violating Colin Powell's "Pottery Barn" rule, Obama has yet to fix the mess he left behind in Libya and Egypt. To say nothing of Iraq. (I suppose Powell's rule doesn't apply to Presidents of the same color.)

28 posted on 09/04/2013 9:31:58 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SeekAndFind; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; ...
RE :“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 Obama’s request. While Obama won the support of House GOP leaders on Tuesday, McCain’s 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.”

McCain wants either another Iraq or another Libya. He is demanding that Obama do regime change, obviously after bombing Libya was a great success in his eyes as was Iraq. Another McCain idea (Libya) ,

Tossing a few cruise missiles as Dems want to do isnt enough and he's scared a resolution could bind Obama later. (what if one fails?? Obama can still do what he wants)

29 posted on 09/04/2013 9:32:18 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SeeSharp

>> John McCain earns himself another epithet: Senator As-The-Wind-Blows.

“Poker Joker”.


30 posted on 09/04/2013 9:34:14 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No one has considered that Syria’s Air Defense systems were supplied by Russia, and probably manned by Russians. What will happen when we start killing Russians??


31 posted on 09/04/2013 9:34:33 AM PDT by simka
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To: SeekAndFind

Mclame was all over the news yesterday lying his ass off for the muzzie and chief and now he flips. NO GUTS!


32 posted on 09/04/2013 9:34:33 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Sooth2222

I think he’s backing down because the phone lines burned up.


33 posted on 09/04/2013 9:35:09 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: a fool in paradise
[Ø]bama is just going to have to buy off some Senators as he did when he got [Ø]bamacare passed.

Well, there is plenty of our money and our kid's money and our kid's kid's money to buy them off.

34 posted on 09/04/2013 9:35:39 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: sickoflibs

I hope someone rises up to challenge McCain here in AZ - I worked phone lines a couple of times for JD Hayworth when he tried to run against McCain and boy let me tell you that he disgusts me in every way. I honestly believe that whoever runs against him in 2016 will have the best shot ever. I will work VERY HARD for WHOMEVER runs AGAINST THIS TRAITOR! I despise John McCain! I would rather see a democrat take this seat than a Republican turned Democrat as I am firmly convinced MCCAIN really IS!


35 posted on 09/04/2013 9:36:56 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: SeekAndFind

Rebuffing Obama, McCain a No-Vote on Syria

Sen. John McCain pulled his support Wednesday for the Senate resolution authorizing limited strikes in Syria, a blow to President Barack Obama’s campaign to get congressional approval for military action in the war-torn country.
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I question whether this is a blow and a rebuff to Obama. This may be more of the good cop/bad cop routine that Obama and McCain have been carrying on for weeks.


36 posted on 09/04/2013 9:40:33 AM PDT by thouworm (A lawless oligarchy has replaced our Constitution-based govt. Their motto: Catch us if you can.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I got McCain’s number long ago.

Here’s how a phony conservative preserves his “conservative rating”.

If a measure is clearly going to pass, he votes with the conservatives. If a measure clearly is not going to pass, he votes with the conservatives. If his vote is needed, though, then he votes with the Democrats and concocts some phony conservative-sounding reason for doing so.

He will always sound like he is on your side and he will always stab you in the back when you most need him.


37 posted on 09/04/2013 9:40:59 AM PDT by marron
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To: princess leah; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Impy; BillyBoy
RE :”I hope someone rises up to challenge McCain here in AZ - I worked phone lines a couple of times for JD Hayworth when he tried to run against McCain and boy let me tell you that he disgusts me in every way. I honestly believe that whoever runs against him in 2016 will have the best shot ever. I will work VERY HARD for WHOMEVER runs AGAINST THIS TRAITOR! I despise John McCain! I would rather see a democrat take this seat than a Republican turned Democrat as I am firmly convinced MCCAIN really IS!”

McCain's not up again till 2016 because someone popular with many here saved his behind in 2010. Plus he was the nominee two years earlier which helped him too.

But his Robin : Grahamnesty is up next year, successfully take out Grahmnesty and it will hurt McCain.

38 posted on 09/04/2013 9:41:46 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: beelzepug
“McCain twists like a weathervane.”
Twisting slowly in the wind. Not a bad vision, I must say.
it would've been better IF ; He was "Twisting slowly" ...
after the last election during the lame session

39 posted on 09/04/2013 9:42:00 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: princess leah

princess leah LOL


40 posted on 09/04/2013 9:42:09 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This man is insane. He’s withholding his support because the resolution is too weak.

Why does he want to constantly employ our military in every hellhole around the world?

This isn’t being hawkish, this is freakin’ weird.


41 posted on 09/04/2013 9:44:05 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: SeekAndFind
McCain, McCain, McCain...
Looks down shaking head...
42 posted on 09/04/2013 9:44:18 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: SeekAndFind

WTH??? Geeez,,McCain has completely lost his marbles. How does he know what’s in the current bill,,he’s too busy playing poker...

Or is it ‘porker’?


43 posted on 09/04/2013 9:50:18 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: SeekAndFind
The resolution, fleshed out Tuesday by Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and Republican Sen. Bob Corker, who together head the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, puts a 90-day limit on action and forbids American boots on the ground.

So what's McCain's objection? That the war won't be long enough or that we won't be killing off ground troops?

44 posted on 09/04/2013 9:50:42 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: cripplecreek
he just wants some regime change to be followed by nation building. Its where the real money is.

My guess is he just sees the handwriting on the wall, i.e. Congress will not support action. With this weasly satatement he gets to support the action before he didn't support the action.

45 posted on 09/04/2013 9:53:12 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: SeekAndFind
mcinsane wants full out thermonuclear war.

LLS

46 posted on 09/04/2013 9:56:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Col Frank Slade

He may be twisted but I don’t think he is twisting. He wants a bigger war and not a little limited response.

Does anyone remember the strangely worded description of the response plan Carney gave before the obastard described it as punishment or a shot across the bow?


47 posted on 09/04/2013 10:00:53 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: SeeSharp

“...So John McCain earns himself another epithet: Senator As-The-Wind-Blows. Lindsey Graham will be next.”

Senator as the Linds blows????


48 posted on 09/04/2013 10:13:03 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ssshhhh. He’s playing with his iphone.


49 posted on 09/04/2013 10:22:04 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind
What about Iraq? We left that place in a mess and now we want to create another one?

Just a correction, When we left, or when Obama Left, the country turned into a mess. The biggest betrayal of the American Lives lost.

IF we are to get involved, we need to be prepared to make sure the country is not left is a mess. That will require boots on the ground. This country, myself included, does not have the will to send more young people to die just to have politicians throw away victory for political gain. Given what happened in Libya and Egypt, we can not expect things to improve without our help.

So if we get involve, some idiot comes along and throws it away; if we just send bombs, the locals can't rebuild the country. And people wonder why the country has turned "anti-war".

50 posted on 09/04/2013 10:44:44 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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