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McCain Says Congress Blocking Strike on Syria ‘Would Be Catastrophic’
The Blaze ^ | 2 September, 2013 | Liz Klimas

Posted on 09/02/2013 1:43:17 PM PDT by Errant

Edited on 09/02/2013 1:44:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican foreign policy hawks said Monday that President Barack Obama needs to make a strong case for attacking Bashar Assad’s Syria if he wants to win congressional backing.

At the same time, Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said it would be a mistake for Congress to reject Obama’s request.


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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Very good reasons given by Farage for not attacking Syria.

Thanks


151 posted on 09/02/2013 7:16:57 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Popman

That may be. There is also a strong undercurrent against these overseas adventures. That crowd shifted to Obama after Bush, but it seems clear Obama is even more anxious to get involved in these middle east wars. When the public rejects that, they’ll be looking for an alternative, and that will be a Rand Paul type. Part of the natural pendulum swing.


152 posted on 09/02/2013 7:35:55 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: rcrngroup

I am with you for sure. I’d pick Cruz first, Paul second. I think Cruz has the chops to make a great candidate. Paul is awesome, too. I am a fan of both.

I am curious to see how their relations unfold...whether one or the other will run in 2016, or if they will both vie for the position. If so, they are both going to be going after the same voters. Would be a wild race.


153 posted on 09/02/2013 7:39:25 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Errant

It would be catastrophic the for the muzzies who are killing each other. Apparently McAmnesty and Grahamnesty are more concerned with islam self destructing than the U.S. supporting either muzzie faction.


154 posted on 09/02/2013 7:51:45 PM PDT by Sherman Hale
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To: Errant
"Lettuce" McLame is a catastrophe on the body politic.
155 posted on 09/02/2013 8:02:01 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: RKBA Democrat

The timing is very suspicious. I’ve said before, its a phony war to distract from ‘phony’ scandals. I don’t think it’s Obama care so much as reconvening congressional committees they want to dispel.


156 posted on 09/02/2013 8:42:26 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: Errant

I voted for McCain. Between amnesty and Syria, I’m kinda glad we have Obama. McCain would have torn the GOP apart ...


157 posted on 09/02/2013 8:46:41 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: 11th_VA
I voted for McCain. Between amnesty and Syria, I’m kinda glad we have Obama. McCain would have torn the GOP apart ...

The historians are likely to credit Obama for one positive contribution to the US of A.

He saved us from a McCain administration...

PS: I voted for him, too...characterizing it as a choice between a "disaster" and a "catastrophe". I voted for "disaster".

158 posted on 09/02/2013 9:05:13 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Errant
Giving aid & comfort to Al-Qaeda is treason.

Period.

159 posted on 09/02/2013 9:10:40 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Errant

It would be a huge mistake for him to ask for it, thereby forcing Congress to refuse him. It would be an even bigger mistake for Congress to grant his request. When the sharks and the piranhas have a rumble, you don’t jump in to save the little baby piranhas from the sharks.


160 posted on 09/02/2013 9:11:27 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Errant
"McCain Says Congress Blocking Strike on Syria ‘Would Be Catastrophic’"

MaCain's judgment is probably as good as anyone else in comrade obama's administration.
161 posted on 09/02/2013 9:20:04 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: DoughtyOne

“ADVANCE PIECE TO ARIZONA. DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT COLLECT $200 DOLLARS.”

It’s fixed here. The Dems get to vote in our primaries and then they deliberately run a lamppost in the general. Don’t blame us. We all voted for Hayworth.


162 posted on 09/02/2013 10:59:45 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Errant

McCain Says Congress Blocking Strike on Syria ‘Would Be Catastrophic’>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

If we attacked, we would be at war with Russia, and on the wrong end of the war logistics stick with China.

McCain has joined the psychopomp association run by the Obama Regime.Obama has betrayed US allies, notably Mahammar Khadaffi, Honsni Mubarak, and now seeks to betray Israel. The entire ME is a huge mess, and now the Saudis are dictating US foreign policy.Let the Sunni and Shiite Islamists fight it out. This is a battle for Mecca, not for
the security of the United States, and so we should just let them kill each other off.Let Moscow bask in the glow of unchained nuclear fallout a few years from now.

If Iran lauches a nuclear weapon, then let Russia deal with it.The USA needs its own domestic energy resources developed , and we simply need to support and protect Israel, and let the rest go to hell in a handbasket.

Obama’s task is simple. He seeks to destroy the USA, and McCain and Graham are aiding Obama in his nefarious task.
Supporting a liberal fascist ideological war would ruin the US economy by isolating it from China.We would be toast in a few short years.Soup lines would be standard in every town across the USA.Obama wants every US citizen dependent on the federal government, a socialist state.Obama wants to use war to help bring about the destruction of the US economy and its institutions dedicated to freedom of the people.

A shot acrioss the bow of Syria? No, its a shot right up the arse of America.


163 posted on 09/03/2013 1:57:47 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Errant

And to think McCain was the alternative to Obama in 2008. Is there a war that senile old sh*t and his fruity little tagalong pal DON’T like?

Someone PLEASE grab the hook and yank these two off the stage!


164 posted on 09/03/2013 2:13:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: TomGuy

“Call it a Gang of 8 and Rubio will jump on board. He’s gullible.”

Especially since it will involve the admission of countless thousands of Syrian muslims into this country. They can be fast-tracked to citizenship alongside our “visitors” from south of the “border.”


165 posted on 09/03/2013 2:24:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Errant

These two idiots have rocks in their heads. Sucking up to The One and his minions will NOT resolve this mess. Politics and manipulation is what this is all about.


166 posted on 09/03/2013 6:02:33 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Why does my phone go all wonky every time I say something about Obama?)
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To: ducttape45

Cause he’s pro amnesty, and there are a zillion mexicans in Arizona that cross over and vote for him because of that.


167 posted on 09/03/2013 7:26:06 AM PDT by SoCalTransplant (Wake me when we get to the part where we alter or abolish it.)
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To: arderkrag; ilgipper

Are you both ok with Rand’s view that the gov’t should get out of marriage entirely and that homosexuals should be treated as normal people like everyone else with the same rights to get a job, a college education and the same basic rights as everyone else? Are you also ok with the fact that he has at the very least expressed sympathy for giving amnesty to illegals, though to be sure he remains a staunch proponent of border control?

I figured I’d ask since I know that these kinds of things are serious deal breakers for some conservatives when it comes to Rand Paul. As for me, I am unsure about him at the moment but I acknowledge he is 1000 times more principled than the GOP elite.


168 posted on 09/03/2013 8:37:53 AM PDT by nucresearch
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To: Errant
HOW would it be Catastrophic?

The people in that region hate us. REALLY hate us... and McCain thinks that's going to get worse?

It's not possible.

BUT Arabs are great at fawning over fools and puffing up their big fat egos...IMHO THAT loss is what McCain thinks would be catastrophic...

Hillary was fed a line too - it's why she thought Arabs would be 'grateful' for the 'freedom' they were 'given' them with the Arab spring debacle. (fools)

169 posted on 09/03/2013 9:00:50 AM PDT by GOPJ (Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts - Churchill)
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To: GOPJ

I believe this is all about creating a backdoor to Iran. It’s the only thing that makes sense, or justifies the risk. Looks like we’re about to have a major war; perhaps WWIII.


170 posted on 09/03/2013 9:07:59 AM PDT by Errant
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To: FReepers
John Boehner: I Support Obama's Call to Action on Syria
171 posted on 09/03/2013 9:30:21 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

This is all about Russia’s monopoly on European natural gas and the desire of the Arab states to break into that market. It has NOTHING to do with chemical weapons, Iran’s nuke, or the continued existence of Israel.

This is something that Saudi Arabia and its client and satellite states want. We are clearly now a full-on client-state of the Saudi Arabian Empire. They say JUMP and we ask HOW HIGH AND WHEN, SIR.

This may be the reason Obama bowed when meeting the Saudi leaders.

There IS *some* good news that comes out of this, if Russia and China hold their fire and don’t respond to our WWIII provocation:

Now that we are fully a client, satellite-state of the Saudi Arabian Empire, they are likely to spend some of their trillions floating our impossible economy by buying our worthless bonds.

That means we get a few more years before we become a full-on, Max-Max third world shithole.

Me, I’m stocking up and planning a way out.


172 posted on 09/03/2013 9:31:33 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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To: Lazamataz
Me, I’m stocking up and planning a way out. A VERY wise move, IMO. Ping or PM me please on your idea for a way out. :)

I must inform you that Nancy P. differs with your theory concerning the justification for war, of course:

REP. NANCY PELOSI: I'll tell you this story and then I really do have to go. My five-year-old grandson, as I was leaving San Francisco yesterday, he said to me, Mimi, my name, Mimi, war with Syria, are you yes war with Syria, no, war with Syria. And he's five years old. We're not talking about war; we're talking about action. Yes war with Syria, no with war in Syria. I said, 'Well, what do you think?' He said, 'I think no war.' I said, 'Well, I generally agree with that but you know, they have killed hundreds of children, they've killed hundreds of children there. ' And he said, five years old, 'Were these children in the United States?' And I said, 'No, but they're children wherever they are.'

So I don't know what news he's listening to or -- but even a five year old child has to -- you know, with the wisdom of our interest has affected our interests or it affects our interests because, again, it was outside of the circle of civilized behavior. It was humanity drew a line decades ago that i think if we ignore, we do so to the peril of many other people who can suffer. (9/3/2013)

173 posted on 09/03/2013 9:39:32 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

It’s long past time for a revolution. These idiots do not represent us.


174 posted on 09/03/2013 9:42:36 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Errant

Voting NO is not the same as blocking it.

Obama can still act on his own and take full credit for the failure to solve anything.


175 posted on 09/03/2013 9:44:01 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Errant

176 posted on 09/03/2013 10:35:15 AM PDT by caww
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To: Errant

the other possibility is to create sufficient chaos for the region to explode and wipe out the colonial boundaries that The Obama hates so much.


177 posted on 09/03/2013 10:40:02 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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To: Errant
McCain Says...


178 posted on 09/03/2013 1:27:53 PM PDT by shego
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To: Errant
I believe this is all about creating a backdoor to Iran.

We had two of those backdoors. Iraq and Afghanistan. Not anymore.

179 posted on 09/03/2013 2:45:07 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: rfp1234
http://www.timesofisrael.com/with-eye-on-iran-israelis-seek-us-strike-in-syria/
180 posted on 09/03/2013 4:27:57 PM PDT by Errant
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To: upchuck
McCain & Goober Twerkin' photo McCainGrahamTwerkin.jpg

Hank

181 posted on 09/03/2013 7:35:18 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Tagline withheld pending NSA review)
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To: Errant

When will these two STFU?


182 posted on 09/04/2013 3:28:53 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Note to the NSA: I approved this dissention. What are you going to do about it Punks?)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Good one :)


183 posted on 09/04/2013 8:22:55 PM PDT by upchuck (The nobama regime: a string of omnishambles that stretches, seemingly, to infinity.)
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To: advertising guy
>> it cannot be said enuf McLettuce wanted Lieberman as his Vice President and John Kerry wanted McLettuce as his Vice President nuff said << <<

And some useful idiot conservatives on here (fortunately, not me) wanted LIEberman re-elected to the Senate, because the war on terror was supposedly "the most important issue".

The result was a 1 seat majority for a RAT controlled Senate.

184 posted on 09/05/2013 2:10:26 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: Errant

What is catastrophic is the political acumen of people in AZ.


185 posted on 09/05/2013 4:45:49 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: ScottinVA

I’m afraid the peoples of SC and AZ won’t go off the stage into that gentle night.


186 posted on 09/05/2013 4:47:24 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: lodi90
You know what UN ( United Nations ) stand for ?

URKEL ? NO !

187 posted on 09/06/2013 12:56:05 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; Errant

I think there are multiple possibilities for what is going on with these two dolts. I can’t decide which one (or which combination) is correct.

In order of probability:

1. They are dupes. They are men of such puny intellect who desperately want to be seen as important. So whoever is pulling the strings feeds them some cock and bull story about what is “really” going on and sends them around the world on “secret missions” to make them feel important and in on some big “secret” the the hoi polloi are not privy to. They are sufficiently narcissistic to buy this and buy into whatever story they’ve been fed and act and vote accordingly.

1.a. They like the idea of being mavericks and think acting like clueless nincompoops makes them cool and maverick-y.

1.b. They will do anything to get in front of a camera.

2. They’ve been bought.

2.a. Directly by our enemies.

2 b. By business interests - the companies who make the munitions that would be used in a strike/war.

3. They’ve been blackmailed.


188 posted on 09/07/2013 2:50:24 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: generally
I can’t decide which one (or which combination) is correct.

Very good analysis. Multiple line items apply.

Perhaps change:

2.a Directly Indirectly by our enemies.

3. They’ve been blackmailed coerced. (Needs confirmation.)

These two have been in DC long enough to have forfeited their souls. Certainly their brains have physically altered to a point where they no longer think like normal humans. They have morphed entirely into a subclass of human called "politician", and are not to be trusted, or entrusted, under any circumstances.

189 posted on 09/07/2013 6:12:26 AM PDT by Errant
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