Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Monday that it would be “catastrophic” if a use-of-force resolution against Syria fails to pass Congress. “A rejection of this resolution would be catastrophic, not just for him but for the institution of the presidency and the credibility of the United States,” McCain said after meeting with President Barack Obama. Yet McCain said he has not yet been persuaded to support Obama’s Syria proposal because the president has yet to outline his plan of attack against the Assad regime.
Comments: Another camera and mic he couldn´t resist.
John McCain has the dubious ability of being on the wrong side of every issue. Quite an accomplishment there, John. And who can forget your little friend, Lindsay? We are being sucked into a war with real armies. Can´t you see that?
John, I think if you check you´ll find out the credibility of the U.S. in the world probably isn´t going to be hurt by a "no" vote. Rather than having this administration limp along and further damage our nation, let´s just go ahead and bite the catastrophic bullet, shall we?
However attacking Syria could also be "catastrophic".
IF we had a STRONG President, I would probably think otherwise.
We have a President who spies on US Citizen´s, rubbishes through our tax files, listens to our phone calls and does nothing with an rogue IRS, NSA, TSA, etc..
Frankly, I do not trust our Gov´t at all. I find myself holding my comments to myself due to concerns about being followed and targeted. We aren´t supposed to fear our gov´t. But I can´t trust them with anything.
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J F Ackerman, 9/3/2013 9:08:08 AM (No. 9503320)
No, you blood-thirsty old man. In you world, "catastrophic" would be if you had to go home to live with your wife. May the Good Lord save us from war-mongering Republican fools like McCain and Miss Lindsey.
These two fools have stepped forward as if they were the soul and conscience of the Republican Party since the election loss. Who, other than the MSM, appointed them? It is troubling that the Speaker and Minority Leader in the Senate, as well as the RNC Chairman have allowed them to be center stage on every issue. Sorry for the sports analogy, but they are not our best players, why are they even on the field, they both should be retired ASAP. I still insist a "no" vote is best for America and will further confirm the "lame duck" status of the Muslim Brotherhood´s man in Washington.
No Jonny Boy. If one drop of American blood is spilt over this civil war, that would be ´catastrophic´. We didn´t do squat the last time gas was used. We didn’t do anything when artillery was used against civilians. And we sure s Hades don´t need to get involved in a Syrian civil war. We are not the arbiters of civil war outcomes.
It isn´t the presidency that has lost credibility it is Obama that has lost credibility. Our country is much stronger than Obama and will survive, if people like you and Ms. Lindsey weren´t such lapdogs to Obama. Call Obama out it is in the interest of our country. That is what is important.
Now I know I´m right in opposing the bombing. Anytime that old fool McCain says something is "catastropic" just do the opposite. He also said we had nothing to fear from an obama presidency. Good grief he is always wrong!
McCain, pay attention! What the USA does or does not do in Syria is meaningless to 99.99999% of US citizens. Getting involved there with obama calling the shots would be the real catastrophe. You and the rest of Congress should be concentrating of getting rid of obamacare. Do your job!
Credibility? How does the illegal immigrant in the Oval Office have any credibility? Somewhere a Senior Citizen Home is missing an occupant. "Neck deep in the Big Muddy, and the big fool says to press on." I hope I do not tread on any royalties by quoting from the Smothers Brothers. Is there a Syria plan? How do two parties, each seeking to out-Muslim one another, resolve into a democracy? So Assad used sarin gas on his own people. So what? Stalin and Mao used genocide on their own people. What´s the big deal? So there are millions of displaced Syrians? What happened in Africa, to which we turned a blind eye? Remember the Tutsi and the Hutu?
The catastrophe which I perceive is to the Old-Guard RINO brigade. Those who wish to stave off the Tea Party, because the Tea Party resonates with the voters, desperately need to circle the wagons around Ø. He is their meal ticket for remaining in office.
A No vote would be catastrophic for Obama and for the country´s international respect. But a yes vote would also be catastrophic for Obama and the country´s international respect and in my opinion, worse. Obama´s ineptness has painted us into this horrible corner. So might as well take the easiest way out which is to not attack. At least it would save bombs and probably not kill innocent people.
Assad out-parses Obama, basically challenging Obama to prove he ORDERED the attack. Kerry claims he can prove there WAS an attack, but knows he can´t prove who ORDERED it. So, Obama rattles his saber, does his Mr Tough Guy speech, and then fades into the background...but not before tossing the hot potato over to the GOP stooges who will fight one another catching it to prove to the world how wonderful and caring they are. They´ll end up being despised and labeled warmongers. Obama may be LHAO over the stoopidity of the GOP, but Assad is laughing his off at how easy it was to goad Obama.
Would that be the same McCain fool who was just in Egypt pleading ´de bro hood´s´ case?? He sounds like a idiot whenever he opens his mouth. Can´t his state toss him out for utter incompetence? McCain join the Dem party, you have never, ever been a Republican other when seeking higher office!
If our credibility depends on deposing Assad for using chemical weapons he probably didn´t use and putting the Muslim Brotherhood, who probably did use chemical weapons in a false flag operation to get the US involved, in charge of Syria then I say we remain not credible. Killing people and putting tyrants in power for the sake of appearances is not a good way to go,
I feel vindicated. McCain´s behavior is o more that what one can expect from the man I labeled an old fashioned authoritarian rather than a conservative back in 2008. He´s be a good fit in the late 19th century House of Lords.
I just cannot stand seeing him or Lindsey on TV any more. They are the poster boys for term limits. Please AZ and SC, recall these two and put them in an insane asylum. No, wait, better yet - jail for treason to the United States of America and its Constitution.
How about we stop allowing ourselves to be the puppet of the Saudis and connect the stinking pipe to Canada and frack the begeeezes out of our shale and drill like our lives depend on it. Are our politicians to timid to act in our nations behalf or too well compensated to do otherwise!
When we get our energy-house in order, we will longer need Arab oil. They will then need to worry about our destroying their oil. We will then no longer need to worry about more 9-11´s.
In the interim, those who think that we should dictate to other countries what government they must have should be required by the rest of us(a) to pay for it themselves, and (b) to give their own lives for their "humanitarian" philosophy.
As for Syria, it has nothing that we presently want or need.
John McCain aka: Francis Queeg has been wrong on just about every issue in the last few years, what does that tell you?
Obama unnecessarily sending the decision to bombard Syria to the Congress, when he says that he did not have to do that, is designed to defect as much blame from himself as possible and create a political crutch for Obama with which to blame and hit the wimpy Republicans over the head with, starting when the collateral damage and unintended consequences start appearing in the international and liberal US media especially up through the run-up to the 2014 election.
No worry the wimpy Republicans can then make amends by going along with Obama, as he and the liberal Democrats attempt to bring a million or so mostly poor Syrian Muslim refugees into the USA, recognizing that the vast majority of them would morph into future liberal Democrat voters when eligible in the years ahead.
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