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John McCain to force vote on
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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/10/2017 1:09:59 PM

Worried by the Trump administration’s delay in announcing a military strategy for the war in Afghanistan, Sen. John McCain said Thursday he’ll try to force the debate on Capitol Hill, offering his own plan that would force a troop increase. The Arizona Republican, who is also chairman of the Armed Services Committee, didn’t lay out a number in the legislation but said more U.S. counterterrorism forces should be deployed, and given independent authority to strike targets of the Taliban, al Qaeda or other terrorist groups. Mr. McCain also said the U.S should secure a long-term agreement with Afghanistan for an

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As usual he wants more troops deployed to that godforsaken country. It´s even more outrageous that he recommends an ´enduring´ US military presence there. He is clearly mentally compromised and should resign for the benefit of this country. Anyone who has received such a diagnosis will definitely get worse over time and will be totally incapable of carrying out his duties.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 8/10/2017 1:19:16 PM     (No. 11347667)

Warmongering lunatic.

He is one of those Eisenhower warned us about.

Thanks a lot Arizona.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: just another nerd, 8/10/2017 1:21:13 PM     (No. 11347673)

Yeah like I trust someone with terminal brain cancer to make a decision about what to have for breakfast.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 8/10/2017 1:24:16 PM     (No. 11347683)

he must´ve learned his war stratagems while contemplating his successful aviation career in the Hanoi Hilton..


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Island Life, 8/10/2017 1:30:08 PM     (No. 11347696)

He´s like a loose cannon. His daughter needs to get a hold of him and put us out of our misery.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 8/10/2017 1:35:34 PM     (No. 11347707)

Brain damaged John now thinks he is Napoleon and can command the US forces as he wishes. Sorry John, but that little near useless piece of paper called the Constitution doesn´t give you, or Congress the power over military policies. That is clearly a power received for the Executive branch.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 8/10/2017 1:36:05 PM     (No. 11347708)

He´s beginning to rave.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rosefenn, 8/10/2017 1:46:22 PM     (No. 11347723)

Nurse!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: qr4j, 8/10/2017 1:46:26 PM     (No. 11347724)

I thought the Commander-in-Chief is the President of the United States. Since when did an out-of-touch senator from Arizona get to tell POTUS what to do?

McCain might kiss a Demorat president´s butt (the way he did Obama´s), but he´s still not in charge.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 8/10/2017 1:47:35 PM     (No. 11347727)

there was a rumor about privatizing the Afghanistan effort. Wonder if the Russians are interested in putting in a bids.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bubby, 8/10/2017 1:53:24 PM     (No. 11347734)

I don´t remember McCain doing this when obama was in office. Someone please correct me if I´m wrong.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/10/2017 2:16:16 PM     (No. 11347769)

McCain is, no doubt, taking some very high powered drugs for his condition. It would be in the best interests of the country if he would take sick leave if and until such time that he recovers. However, we all know John McCain rarely does anything that is in the best interests of this country. It´s all about him, always has been and always will be. From the Keating Five until today, he is the corruptocrat that just keeps on giving. Someone needs to get the hook out and pull him off the stage.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BillW., 8/10/2017 2:21:26 PM     (No. 11347776)

Another story going around is McCain gained access to President Trump’s private, classified telephone calls with world leaders.

His prison pals in Hanoi didn´t care much for him, either.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rochow, 8/10/2017 2:28:16 PM     (No. 11347784)

Did anyone notice how this lefty is trying to undermine the president at every point??? Who the heck does he think he is??? When he is not messing things up over here he is bad mouthing the President when on foreign soil. McCain should have stayed in Vietnam. Their line of thinking is more in tandem with his!
The voters of his state are mostly Neanderthals, cannot explain his reelection any other way. He should have been out, years ago!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 8/10/2017 3:36:00 PM     (No. 11347840)

So president McLame wants more troops in Afghanistan! As a top notch fighter pilot, let him lead the way. Worst he could do is crash or possibly release bombs on his own people (USS Forestal).

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nimby, 8/10/2017 3:50:48 PM     (No. 11347858)

Can the people of AZ "force" this clown to step down?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/10/2017 3:57:10 PM     (No. 11347867)

If they can declare a president incompetent, how about an obviously brain-damaged senator?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 8/10/2017 4:32:07 PM     (No. 11347898)

Juan McNasty,The gift (curse) that keeps on giving, as Cousin Eddie said in Christmas Vacation.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Daylily, 8/10/2017 6:11:25 PM     (No. 11347975)

This man, who has very serious brain issues, must be stopped from voting and making decisions on critical issues impacting on our government. Is there no way this can be stopped? I believe most people in this situation would want to spend more time with their loved ones, but perhaps stroking his own ego is more important than family. It´s sad, but even more, alarming.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Watlines, 8/10/2017 6:38:56 PM     (No. 11348004)

He will always be remembered for his petulant last vote that killed the chance to debate Obama care repeal and replace.

If only he would have put Americans ahead of his personal animus toward President Trump.

What could have been...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: citizen, 8/10/2017 6:40:42 PM     (No. 11348007)

Send McCain over, he can blow them away with his hot air.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dwa, 8/10/2017 6:44:47 PM     (No. 11348012)

McCain is really a little person who thinks he is very smart. Apparently he is too stupid to know that he cannot tell the President what his strategy is to be nor what it is not to be. McCain as a member of Congress has control of the budget and that is it. They can withhold funds or put more funds in to something, but they have no authority to dictate policy or strategy. If they withhold funds then the president (unless he is Obama) cannot spend funds on the item funds were withheld from; and if they add funds to something, the president has the option of whether to spend those funds or not. McCain thinks he is president but apparently doesn´t even know his own job and authority even though he has been doing it for over 30 years.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: seamusm, 8/10/2017 7:18:53 PM     (No. 11348041)

For God´s sake, John, sit down!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 8/10/2017 9:05:21 PM     (No. 11348112)

John...repeat after me...You are not president...you are not president...you are not president.

You are getting very sleeeepy. You have a serious brain cancer that affecting your judgement.

Go toward the light.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: volksford, 8/10/2017 9:10:27 PM     (No. 11348123)

Somebody get the hook!!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/10/2017 10:19:56 PM     (No. 11348173)

Why did not McCain force such a strategy vote when President Obama was in office? I know the answer, first McCain is a bigtime RINO, and second Obama would have simply ignored whatever strategy McCain came up with.

Currently President Trump has the best military minds in the country in the process of coming up with a winning Afghanistan strategy. Other than being completely against Trump, what makes McCain believe that one hundred Senators and four hundred and thirty-five representatives will come up with a better military strategy. That has about as much validity as McCain appointing Maxine Waters as the US Commander in Afghanistan. McCain is a warmonger who just can´t let go.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: faldo, 8/11/2017 1:21:13 AM     (No. 11348285)

Ah, the old canary in the coal mine starting to gaggle on war posturing in Afganistan.

Do the opposite of what he spouts and America will be alright.

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