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McCain and Graham denounce US-Russian deal "the start of a diplomatic blind alley."
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Posted on 09/14/2013 1:44:02 PM PDT by sunmars

U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today released the following statement on the U.S.-Russian agreement on Syria:

“What concerns us most is that our friends and enemies will take the same lessons from this agreement – they see it as an act of provocative weakness on America's part. We cannot imagine a worse signal to send to Iran as it continues its push for a nuclear weapon.

“Without a U.N. Security Council Resolution under Chapter 7 authority, which threatens the use of force for non-compliance by the Assad regime, this framework agreement is meaningless. Assad will use the months and months afforded to him to delay and deceive the world using every trick in Saddam Hussein's playbook. It requires a willful suspension of disbelief to see this agreement as anything other than the start of a diplomatic blind alley, and the Obama Administration is being led into it by Bashar Assad and Vladimir Putin.

“What's worse, this agreement does nothing to resolve the real problem in Syria, which is the underlying conflict that has killed 110,000 people, driven millions from their homes, destabilized our friends and allies in the region, emboldened Iran and its terrorist proxies, and become a safe haven for thousands of Al-Qaeda affiliated extremists. Is the message of this agreement that Assad is now our negotiating partner, and that he can go on slaughtering innocent civilians and destabilizing the Middle East using every tool of warfare, so long as he does not use chemical weapons? That is morally and strategically indefensible.

(Excerpt) Read more at mccain.senate.gov ...


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Watching these two halfwits fall all over the place is like watching two clowns on a tightrope trying to dodge tomatoes.

they really need removing ASAP, they have had more positions than Madonna with a toyboy.

1 posted on 09/14/2013 1:44:02 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

They need to get a room.


2 posted on 09/14/2013 1:44:54 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: sunmars

This is The Onion, right?


3 posted on 09/14/2013 1:45:39 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Bulwinkle

You would wish, i wake up and wish their political careers had all been a dream i had last night.


4 posted on 09/14/2013 1:46:54 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

McQaeda speaks.


5 posted on 09/14/2013 1:47:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: sunmars

Kerry is not the only “vainglorious buffoon.” (Hat tip to Mark Steyn)


6 posted on 09/14/2013 1:48:15 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: sunmars

Hey John....http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/shutup.wav


7 posted on 09/14/2013 1:48:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: sunmars
“What concerns us most is that our friends and enemies will take the same lessons from this agreement – they see it as an act of provocative weakness on America's part. We cannot imagine a worse signal to send to Iran as it continues its push for a nuclear weapon.'

That's why he did it! Senator Numnutz needs to dig down deep and buy a clue.

But I guess, with all the flowers he's thrown at Impostor Boy, he can't do that now without looking like, well, a Numnutz.

Which is why he's so easy for RiNO's and Communists to play.

Fidel the Torturer struck off a master-key to McCain back in the Hanoi Hilton, and everybody who wanted a could get one. Including the RiNO's.

8 posted on 09/14/2013 1:50:15 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Bulwinkle

OBAMA / JOHN F. KENNEDY - HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF…
“Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it” -Jorge Santayana
In 1962 Khrushchev out-smarted John F. Kennedy during the October Missile Crisis in 1962.
In 2013 Putin crushed Obama on Syria’s chemical arsenal disposal.
During the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy betrayed the Monroe Doctrine, not only by allowing an extra hemispheric power to establish a base in this Continent, but by also committed the U.S. military to protect this enemy Soviet base, established in Cuba, and only 90 miles from our coasts. Under the Kennedy / Khrushchev secret accords, the United States would not allow any attacks on Cuba by the Cuban exiles, whether from American soil or any other country. Furthermore, in order to retire the missiles from Cuba, Kennedy also promised to dismantle the American missiles in Turkey and Italy.
Kennedy trusted the soviets and he did not require verification of the missiles’ removal. So, Castro did not allow neither the United States, nor inspectors from the United Nations, to supervise the return of the Missiles to the Soviet Union.
That feat is presented in the History books as the finest moment of John F. Kennedy’s Presidency. Although, its effects were even more catastrophic for the United States and the rest of Latin America than the Bay of Pigs - the first great defeat of the Kennedy administration. After the Missile Crisis, Castro was able to freely subvert Latin America and send Cuban troops to fight in Africa as mercenaries for the expansion of the Soviet empire, and when doing so, he was secure that the United States would not allow the Cuban communist regime to be attacked.
Fast forward 5 decades, President Obama is currently negotiating the terms for the removal of the chemical arms from Syria. These negotiations entail the removal to be conducted and overseen by Russia/Putin, Assad’s main supporter and must trusted ally! In order for Assad to agree to this plan, he has demanded that Obama promise that the US will not attack the genocidal Syrian regime, under any circumstances. These terms will leave Assad free to continue his butchering of innocent men, women, and children. Once agreed upon, these negotiations would also result in Putin gaining the control over the Middle East’s future, essentially eliminating the central role of the US in that vital area of the world.
To throw salt in the wound, Putin has also promised to further increase the shipment of conventional arms to Syria and Iran in an effort to secure the stability of those regimes; which would in turn make him a strong candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Let’s just ignore the fact that 1,400 innocent civilians were murdered by chemical arms; while more than 100,000 innocents were murdered by conventional arms.) Putin will exchange the chemical arms with Assad for an unlimited supply of conventional arms. In addition, Putin has also sent the Russian navy to protect Syria from any possible US attacks. We must all keep in mind the fact that the war in Syria is being waged between two evils. In one side we have Assad, Iran and Russia, in the rebel’s side, Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood. The US should have never gotten involved in the Syrian civil war.
Again, in the most egregious Orwellian fashion, the American media will display Obama’s Syrian debacle as a great victory for peace. Perhaps he will receive another Nobel Peace Prize, and this time it will be shared with Putin.

McCain and Graham are as misguided on the Syrian civil war as is Obama.


9 posted on 09/14/2013 1:51:20 PM PDT by Dqban22
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To: sunmars

Well, Johnlindsey, you may be right and if it’s a deadend
then we bomb the shit out of the whole place.
By then we will find out that the rebels are just as
guilty as Assad.


10 posted on 09/14/2013 1:53:55 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: sunmars

They have a point on Obama’s ever backward moving red line, but why don’t they let Democrats in their own quagmire? If they want to attract liberal moderate votes, it’s not to do.

He GOP is indeed the stupid party, alienating both the right and the left, carrying waters for Zero.


11 posted on 09/14/2013 1:54:10 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: sunmars

“Provocative weakness” - interesting phrase.

Once, long ago, Rush Limbaugh stated he wanted Barack Hussein Obama to fail. This has come to pass, but in a way that brings no credit to the denizens of that territory once known as “the United States of America”. In his failure, the Current Occupant of the White Hut has managed to take a once-great nation down with him, a suicide pilot flying a stolen aircraft into the structure of the greatest beacon for human rights and dignity ever created by men acting under Divine guidance.

This may well be a “diplomatic blind alley”, but only because there is no thread that may be followed to lead anyone back into the light. At this point, just about all the responses available are “blind alleys”.

There is a way out, but first America must cleanse itself. And that may prove to be the greatest and most difficult task of all.


12 posted on 09/14/2013 2:02:06 PM PDT by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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Paul told a dozen reporters that efforts to delay a military strike clearly paid off, now that Russia has brokered a deal to secure and eventually destroy Syria’s chemical weapons. [Tea party friction: Sen. Rand Paul lashes Ted Cruz approach to Russia and China (s/b 'Rand Paul calls for appeasement while continuing to pretend to oppose Obama')]

13 posted on 09/14/2013 2:07:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: sunmars

For a moment I thought they were denouncing their Russian citizenship ....


14 posted on 09/14/2013 2:07:18 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: alloysteel

Hear hear!


15 posted on 09/14/2013 2:08:28 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC M6A2)
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To: knarf

I wish these two guys would just disappear down a rabbit hole.


16 posted on 09/14/2013 2:12:23 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: sunmars

Ditto!


17 posted on 09/14/2013 2:18:20 PM PDT by AdaGray (Primary Them All)
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To: flaglady47

Breitbart: McCain hinting at 2016 retirement.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/09/13/Sen-John-McCain-Hinting-at-2016-Retirement


18 posted on 09/14/2013 2:31:22 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: Atlantan

Do these two Clowns hold major shares of Raytheon or something?


19 posted on 09/14/2013 2:48:03 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: sunmars

The Arizona Republican party recently rebuked John McCain for embarrassing Arizona with his unceasing outpouring of maverick, if not crazy, opinions that do not express Republican policies or principles — yet their action has had no effect. On he goes, virtually begging for someone to put him in a strait jacket.

Obama needs to be criticized, but NOT by a bloviating, has-been Republican who has been given 24/7 camera-ready access by the MSM to free associate publicly at his slightest whim, thereby making a continual fool of himself while drowning out much more statesmanlike opinions by Republicans like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.


20 posted on 09/14/2013 2:55:56 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: sunmars

I think these two relics must be high on prune juice.


21 posted on 09/14/2013 3:01:17 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: layman

That’s how people get when their Depends are full.


22 posted on 09/14/2013 3:03:23 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: sunmars

AZ and SC, which is the worst?


23 posted on 09/14/2013 3:14:21 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: 1010RD

John and Lindsey


24 posted on 09/14/2013 3:15:48 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: sunmars

A “diplomatic blind alley” never looked so good. I hope Ass-ad plays the Saddam game for a decade.


25 posted on 09/14/2013 3:20:59 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Bluestocking
The Arizona Republican party recently rebuked John McCain...

Uh, no.

26 posted on 09/14/2013 3:22:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: sunmars

27 posted on 09/14/2013 3:28:23 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: 1010RD; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; ...
They need to get a room.

Closer to the truth than you might believe.

Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."

John: Linda, you won't believe the weekend I have planned just for us.

Linda: Sounds good. BTY, I love what you're doing with your left hand. Shall I bend over this chair a bit more?

Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.

28 posted on 09/14/2013 3:30:04 PM PDT by upchuck (The nobama regime: a string of omnishambles that stretches, seemingly, to infinity.)
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To: sunmars

Can’t stand these two Amnesty bastids.


29 posted on 09/14/2013 3:39:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: sunmars

Dumb and Dumber on Syria. Both are hardcore DemocRats. Bleep them.


30 posted on 09/14/2013 4:07:45 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: sunmars
tweedledee and tweedledum photo: tdtd tweedledee-tweedledum-31.jpg
31 posted on 09/14/2013 4:34:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: NonValueAdded

That Steyn remark made me laugh. Describes Kerry to a tee.


32 posted on 09/14/2013 4:39:55 PM PDT by dforest (UT)
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To: sunmars

These are great quotes by the RINO twins. Here in South Carolina, the patriots have driven down Graham’s approval numbers from 71% in 2012 to 42% as of Sept., 2013, using Graham’s stupid pronouncements in radio ads.

Graham is dead meat. He will be kicked out of the senate in the primary.


33 posted on 09/14/2013 5:10:37 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

That would be some great news!


34 posted on 09/14/2013 5:37:46 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

“That would be some great news!”

Celebrate the news, fortheDeclaration. The patriots in SC have Graham on the ropes. It’s not done yet and we can’t let our guard down, but Graham is a hated man in SC.

Thanks for your support.


35 posted on 09/14/2013 5:54:47 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: alloysteel
There is a way out, but first America must cleanse itself. And that may prove to be the greatest and most difficult task of all

The labors of Hercules seem trivial in comparison.

36 posted on 09/14/2013 6:48:37 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Bulwinkle
This is The Onion, right?

If the Onion's url is: mccain.senate.gov ...

37 posted on 09/15/2013 3:24:01 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: sunmars
These maniacs won't be happy until the world looks like this:


38 posted on 09/15/2013 3:32:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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