Here’s a surprise: John McCain thinks we should send Special Forces into Nigeria (I guess they’re still available since we didn’t succumb to his calls for military action the last eleven times).
“If they knew where they were, I certainly would send in U.S. troops to rescue them, in a New York minute I would, without permission of the host country,” McCain told The Daily Beast on Tuesday. “I wouldn’t be waiting for some kind of permission from some guy named Goodluck Jonathan,” he added, referring to the president of Nigeria . . .
Minor qualifier there (“if they knew where they were”) but hey, a headline is a headline. And it’s always very helpful to deeply insult that country’s leader.
“I would not be involved in the niceties of getting the Nigerian government to agree, because if we did rescue these people, there would be nothing but gratitude from the Nigerian government, such as it is,” he said.
We always know how citizens of sovereign nations will react when we barge in. Just like in Iraq.
Miss Graham’s dream of advancing to chief scold are foiled again, as current and senior scold Sen. John McCain abandons Arizona altogether and takes up permanent residence on the floor of the US Senate.
John McCain is now listing the wars he wishes we’d had. And he’s doing it without Mr. Lieberman and Miss Graham at his side.
Georgia. Iran. Syria. At least.
“Democrats fall in love; Republicans fall in line.”
Thus will the Senator suck it up. It’s the GOP way.
. . . just concluded the CNN interview by complaining that Obama hasn’t vetoed a spending bill yet.
In eight years, George W Bush never vetoed a spending bill. He didn’t. But that’s different.
I just can't quit you
Can two right wing hawks from the US Senate attack the current US administration on foreign soil and challenge the foreign policies of the president with respect to the country they’re visiting? Well, when it’s the HuggaBush sisters, McCain and Lieberman, the answer is of course they can! They can even do it in an open news conference.
Andrew Sullivan fleshes it out some: “They go to Israel and back prime minister Netanyahu against their own president . . . the man who lost the last election . . . directly undercut[s] the victor’s foreign policy goals, and does so abroad in the very country Obama is trying to push toward change. Lieberman, for his part, is effectively telling the Israelis that Obama does not control US foreign policy with respect to Israel.”
And oh my Lord, here they are on CNN which is playing in the next room. The video is apparently from earlier in the day. There are the two of them, side by side, looking sternly at the camera, the hills of Jerusalem behind them. They aren’t holding hands or dancing, but perhaps that was earlier in the broadcast and I missed it.
These are disgraceful men. Both of them at the tit of the government all of their adult lives, all full of fluff and bother and sticking out their tongues because they aren’t getting their way.