Friday, September 6, 2013

How incompetent is Obama? McCain counts the ways

We have no love lost for McCain - his stand in favor of attacking Syria is lunacy. But now and then he shows some intelligence . . .


Following a "spirited" town hall in Phoenix forcused on Syria, Senator John McCain made comments to a local TV crew. "The fact is [Syrian President] Bashar Assad has massacred 100,000 people. The conflict is spreading... The Russians are all in, the Iranians are all in, and it's an unfair fight,"

McCain told KFYI's Mike Broomhead. "And no one wants American boots on the ground. Nor will there be American boots on the ground because there would be an impeachment of the president if they did that." McCain also slammed Obama, exclaiming "the president has bungled this beyond belief." CBS reports that McCain then added that the President "announced that he's going to strike and then say, 'No, I'm going to the American Congress.' I can't believe how badly he’s mishandled this issue."

Via CBS,

McCain repeatedly told about 150 constituents at the morning meeting that there would be no plans to send U.S. troops to retaliate for the chemical weapons attack last month near Damascus.

“I want to begin by saying to you I am unalterably opposed to having a single American boot on the ground in Syria,” McCain said. “The American people wouldn’t stand for it.

“Second of all, it would not be anything but counterproductive to do that. American blood and treasure is too precious to do that.”

McCain told KFYI that he understands why American voters are cynical about a strike on Syria.

They are largely against any action in Syria and I understand their skepticism,” McCain said.


“If we open the door to the use of chemical weapons and let it go unresponded to, then I think that sends a signal to other people that want to use them, that they can do so with impunity,” McCain said.

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