Syria war threatens, Senator McCain plays poker

Senator John McCain plays poker on his IPhone during a U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing where Secretary of State JohnKerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testify concerning the use of force in Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Tuesday, September 3, 2013. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

The Washington Post in the USA writes about this photo, made while the United States Senate discussed whether or not there would be a United States war on Syria, which might well escalate into a catastrophic wider war:

McCain playing poker on his iPhone

As the hearing continues, our ace photographer Melina Mara reports she spotted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “passing the time by playing poker on his iPhone during the hearing.”

Republican Senator John McCain is not interested in hearing arguments for, and especially not against, war on Syria. He has already said that even the administration’s war plans are not war-like enough, as he wants an official still bloodier war for regime change. Comedian Will Rogers famously said that he never met anyone he did not like. John McCain never met a war he did not like. Including the bloody war for regime change in Libya; when McCain flip-flopped from Gaddafi buddy to buddy of Gaddafi’s al-Qaedaish enemies.

The resolution passed by the Senate committee explodes the White House’s lying pretense that it is preparing only a “limited” and “narrowly targeted” intervention: here.

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  2. John McCain Does Not Back Senate’s Syria Resolution

    09/04/13 10:09 AM ET EDT AP

    WASHINGTON — 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.”


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