Clearly, Senator John McCain is no longer in control of his mental faculties, nor is Miss Lindsey Graham. Both are supporting a military attack on Syria, which benefits al-Qaeda/FSA rebels, without presenting a shred of evidence that the chemical attacks were staged by Assad and not by the Obama-funded rebels, whom the UN believes were behind them.
Washington Times Emerging from a private briefing with President Obama at the White House on Monday, Sen. John McCain warned it would be “catastrophic” if Congress rejected a resolution authorizing Mr. Obama to take military action against Syria over its suspected use of chemical weapons. “It would undermine the credibility of the United States and of the president.” (What credibility? Obama has none and he has destroyed most of the credibility America used to have)
Mr. McCain, of Arizona, and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, two of the leading Republican voices in the Senate on defense matters, met with Mr. Obama as part of a series of briefings with top lawmakers of both parties ahead of expected votes on possible military action against Syria next week.
Both men said the president was eyeing a plan to “degrade” the military capacity of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad while “upgrading” the capacity of democratic, pro-U.S. elements in rebel forces that have been battling Mr. Assad for two years.
The administration outlined “a pretty solid plan” to increase support for the Syrian opposition and get regional U.S. allies such as Jordan and Turkey more openly involved in the struggle against Mr. Assad, Mr. Graham said, with no plan now to introduce American troops on the ground in the Syrian civil war.
But Mr. Graham also acknowledged that the resolution was a “tough sell” for voters back home in South Carolina and that many lawmakers on Capitol Hill were still waiting for a better sense of the administration’s larger strategy before committing to support the resolution.
You know you’re in trouble when the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister makes more sense than the senior Senator from Arizona. And though it pains me to say it, I have to agree with him when he says America (Obama) is supporting and arming al-Qaeda.