Senator McCain: Congress Rejecting Obama’s Use of Force in Syria Would Be Catastrophic

September 3, 2013 12:11 pmViews: 5655

John McCain on Obama credibility

Never mind the fact that we hardly know who the bad guys in Syria or even who the "good guys" are, Senator John McCain has come out and said if Congress rejects Obama's request to use force in Syria, to do whatever it is he wants to do, the consequences could be catastrophic.

McCain goes on to say that a rejection of Obama would, "undermine the credibility of the United States and the "credibility of the president of the United States." Wait, Obama has credibility in his foreign policy amongst other nations of the world? Oh, then Obama has credibility here at home? Maybe British Prime Minister David Cameron thinks Obama is credible, or maybe Vladamir Putin of Russia has respect for Barack Obama? Any hands?

So, that's the way the senior senator from Arizona bases the need for an attack on Syria, on the freaking credibility of the United States and our bowing-to-a-Saudi-king president. Is that the same president the world watched as he let 4 men die in Benghazi Libya and our consulate get trashed as he stood back and did nothing?

Syria is a complicated mess and we yet to have the critical evidence to determine who were the perpetrators in the chemical attack on Syrian civilians. While Bashar al-Assad is a tyrant just as Qaddafi in Libya and Mubarak in Egypt were, the alternative is utter chaos, anarchy and a power vacuum that will likely be filled with Al Qaeda terrorists that could unleash a mayhem on Syria which makes Assad look like a nice guy.

Senator John McCain is a fool to suggest we need to bomb Syria just to uphold the credibility of a president who has about as much leadership ability as that of a Cub Scout den mother.

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Sens. John McCain Lindsey Graham have had "a candid exchange" with President Barack Obama on Syria, and, McCain warned Monday, "the consequences would be catastrophic" if Congress votes against a military strike against President Bashar al-Assad for his use of chemical weapons.

"The consequences would be catastrophic because it would undermine the credibility of the United States of America and the credibility of the president of the United States. None of us want that."

"We had a candid exchange," he said, noting that he was encouraged by the meeting. "We found some areas where we can work together, but we have a long way to go.”

Graham also expressed optimism.

"The president has to fix this," Graham said. "We urged the president to up his game. If we don’t get Syria right, we don't want endless war. We want sustainable stability.

"A degrading strike limited in scope could have a beneficial effect to the battlefield momentum," Graham said. "There will never be a political settlement in Syria as long as Assad is winning."McCain and Graham met privately with Obama as the White House's lobbies Congress for a military strike against Assad.

The senators, who have long pressed for a stronger U.S. response in the country, said over the weekend that they might vote against a resolution authorizing military action in Syria because they considered Obama's plan as too limited.

And as many more lawmakers said they were wary of a strike on Syria, no matter how limited, the White House stepped up its lobbying.

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