McCain: Obama Thrilled Iran And Syrian President By Seeking Congressional Approval For Attack


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.

McCain says Syria's Assad 'euphoric,' Iranians 'happy':

McCain criticized Obama for setting a red line, and then not backing it up.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said President Obama thrilled Iran and Syrian President Bashar Assad by seeking approval for Congress for a military strike on Syria.

McCain argued Obama had made himself look weak by first promising tough action in response to the use of chemical weapons, and then pausing to ask Congress for approval.

“[Syrian President] Bashar [Assad] and his people are euphoric. The Iranians are happy. When the president of the United States said that it was a red line, he didn’t say that it’s a red line and by the way I am going to have to seek the approval of Congress,” McCain said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

McCain did not say how he would vote on Obama's request for approval, and reiterated that he believes the administration lacks a broader, coherent plan for addressing the Syrian crisis.

I'm glad he's going to make them vote, but they need to be called back from vacation as well. Reid's considering bring the Senate back, but it seems House Republicans and Boehner don't want their vacation interrupted.


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