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Wed Sep 4, 2013, 02:31 PM

Unhappy With Syrian Resolution, McCain Could Delay Senate Vote

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Source: Russia Today

Any use of the United States military against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad may now come later than previously expected. Some US lawmakers who support a strike on Syria are taken aback by the wording of a new draft that would authorize military force.

Among those who are now concerned with moving forward is Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), the long-time lawmaker who has passionately pleaded with the White House to aid rebel fighters opposed to the Syrian government since long before US President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve a military strike.

Sen. McCain, 77, has been among the most adamant anti-Assad crusaders in Washington for years, and in recent days he has advocated strongly for moving forward with Obama’s plans to reprimand the Syrian leader over his alleged use of chemical weapons last month outside of Damascus. McCain is — for the moment — resisting any plan to punish Assad immediately, however, after colleagues in the Senate drafted a new bill this week which alters the terms with which the US would conduct an operation overseas.

The new draft, written by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) and unveiled on Tuesday, would mandate that any military action taken against Assad would limit US involvement to 90 days and forbid any American boots on the ground. Additionally, the Obama administration would have to submit a strategy for "achieving a political settlement" in Syria.

Read more: http://rt.com/usa/mccain-syria-vote-delay-414/

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Reply Unhappy With Syrian Resolution, McCain Could Delay Senate Vote (Original post)
Purveyor Sep 2013 OP
mike_c Sep 2013 #1
PoliticAverse Sep 2013 #2
BainsBane Sep 2013 #3
JaneQPublic Sep 2013 #7
alcibiades_mystery Sep 2013 #4
quadrature Sep 2013 #5
Iggo Sep 2013 #6
Lasher Sep 2013 #8

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 02:33 PM

1. war = good, diplomacy = bad....

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 02:34 PM

2. McCain is playing (more) poker... n/t

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 02:36 PM

3. The asshole never met a war he didn't like

When has McCain ever not wanted the US to invade somewhere? He wants more extensive involvement than the administration proposes. He's upset there won't be a commitment of land forces.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 03:10 PM

7. He thought the U.S. got out of Viet Nam too soon.

Seriously. He has said that. Same with Iraq.

Rachel Maddow last night displayed a map showing all the countries McCain has said we should go to war with in recent years. It was pretty amazing... essentially everywhere but Canada.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 02:40 PM

4. McCain is arguing that the AUMF co-authored by Corker and Menendez is *too* limiting

Because it doesn't allow the deployment of US military personnel for combat operations.

Oooof.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 03:06 PM

5. any opposition to military aggression is a step

in the right direction.

Peace now!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 03:07 PM

6. So he was for it before he was against it?

Nice.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 04:52 PM

8. Locking, Russia Today is not a reputable news source.

Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs.

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