Here we go again with the right wing fearmongering over those terrorists who are out to get us, and with Mr. Sour Grapes McCain pulling the Jimmy Carter card to attack President Obama for not being willing to put the United States and our military in the middle of Syria's civil war.
That’s what Sen. John McCain said Tuesday, speaking about the Syria policy of President Barack Obama’s administration. The Arizona Republican went further, saying the Syria situation could ultimately pose a terrorist threat to the United States. McCain made his comments during a wide-ranging interview on the Phoenix radio station KFYI.
“If you don’t care about Syria, my dear listeners, if you don’t care about Syria, it’s becoming a regional conflict. It’s spread to Lebanon. It’s spread to Turkey. It’s spread to Jordan. It is spreading throughout the region, and sooner or later it will affect the United States of America if you allow a place to become a base for al-Qaida,” McCain said. “I have never seen anything like this in my life. I thought Jimmy Carter was bad, but he pales in comparison to this president in my view.”
“We now have thousands of fighters of this — radical, extremist, al-Qaida affiliated people pouring in from all over the world into Syria, fighting against our guys, who are the good guys and also not doing much fighting against Bashar Assad.”
McCain also criticized Secretary of State John Kerry for international negotiations involving Russia while that country continued to provide more traditional armaments to Assad’s forces. Read on...
Maybe one of these days, someone on the right will put St. Ronnie through that same magnifying glass they've aimed at Carter, and criticize his policies, but I'm counting on that happening about the time hell freezes over. In the mean time, former President Jimmy Carter still makes a convenient scapegoat for the neocons who never met a country they didn't want to go to war with.
Sen. Lindsey Graham continues beating the war drums to intervene in Syria's civil war on this Sunday's Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer. Sadly Graham doesn't seem to realize that it's a little late to worry about "all hell breaking loose" in the Middle East. Read more...