March 6th, 2012
10:31 PM ET

Senator questions brass about Syria

CNN's Barbara Starr examines Sen. John McCain's proposal to bomb Syria to stop Assad's troops.

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  1. Monica

    STA Travel, on most British city high streets, has an nmaaoly in their insurance: all countries bordering the Mediterranean are lumped together in the lowest-cost category. This works for Egypt, Lebanon and Syria, and equally Israel/Palestine, but not Jordan or Iran.

    April 7, 2012 at 3:12 am | Reply
  2. mipolitic

    can you please repeat that mr panetta , because for the last two months you have said nothing about military action in syria , so does that mean no usa military action in syria? oh wait a minute , putin just answered the question again , and said , no usa military action in syria or all hell is going to brake loose. are we now understanding ?

    or did some horse trading take place over iran and syria by the good guys at all states ?

    March 7, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Reply
  3. texastee10

    John McCain's "claim to fame" was he got shot down in North Vietnam. There were over 700 POW's, name another. He was a pilot, a bad one at that having crashed at least 3 jets before his POW days. He never commanded more than 200 men. Generals and Admirals draw up war plans. Not the rank of Commander John McCain. For reasons I don't believe anyone knows, he's become some de facto military genius in many eyes, it's just not so. As for the so-called "surge" in Iraq, anytime you beef up a skeleton army it has an effect. Adding 35,000 in Iraq was of course going to help. Lee could have used more at Gettysburg. McCain picked Palin who knew nothing and he once again spouts off as if he's some military stratigest, something else he knows nothing about. Hey John, have your wife buy you a jet and YOU go on a bombing mission. You've been out of the Navy over 30 years and were never in a planning session beyond your squadron.

    March 7, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  4. stupidpeople

    Leave it to McCain and the Republican party to want to start another war in a 3rd world country. Lets borrow more money and give the top 1% a tax break so we can bomb Syria. But lets let Iran have a nuclear weapon and let North Korea do whatever they want because they might acually be able to fight back.

    March 7, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply
    • Babe Ruth

      Hey, stop thinking!

      don't question israel or our boys that run the American govt.

      We like our slaves stupid

      I'm going to have to report you to my rabbi.

      Just you wait, our Rothchilds secret police will be visiting you real soon.

      Remember J. F. Kennedy? Well,we took care of him and we can take care of you, too.

      israel owns America.

      ands if'a you don't believe it, watch and listen to Obama next week. he's going to okay giving us your tax dollars in the tune of $4 billion dollars – Ain't that great?

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      March 7, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Reply
  5. Abe Lincoln

    McCain's an idiot plain and simple.

    March 7, 2012 at 8:07 am | Reply
  6. ForestGump

    Nice sentence cnn-way to give it a 100%...

    March 7, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply

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