Sen. John McCain says he doesn't support the latest Senate resolution to authorize military force against Syria.
McCain is an outspoken advocate of intervention against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and wants more than cruise missile strikes and other limited action.
The Arizona Republican threatened earlier this week to vote against a White House draft resolution unless President Barack Obama promised greater support to Syria's rebels. McCain then expressed support after meeting Obama at the White House.
He now opposes a resolution crafted by Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee. It puts a 90-day limit on action and says no American troops can be sent into Syria.
Asked if he supported it, McCain said, "In its current form, I do not."
"I need blood, rivers of blood flowing and flowing and flowing!!!!"
Kudos to Up with Chris Hayes for having not one but TWO actual Syrians on his show to talk about Syria. Like hurricanes in Hartford, Hereford, and Hampshire, that hardly ever happens.
But watch the body language on the former Syrian Brigadier Read more...
Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) on Sunday warned that current U.S. foreign policy could have negative consequences for years because the Syrian people would "take revenge" if the United States decided not to take military action to oust President Bashar Hafez al-Assad.
Good old "bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" McCain continued his rounds this weekend beating the drums for more war with an appearance on Face the Nation this Sunday, and he is of course not happy that President Obama is going to seek Congressional approval for military action in Syria. Read more...