McCain visits rebels in Syria
May 27th, 2013
01:58 PM ET

McCain visits rebels in Syria

By CNN's Rachel Streitfeld and Kevin Liptak

Sen. John McCain visited rebels in Syria on Monday, his communications director confirmed to CNN, making the Arizona Republican the highest ranking elected official from the United States to visit the war-torn country.

Brian Rogers confirmed a report that originally appeared on The Daily Beast, which indicated McCain entered Syria through Turkey, and remained in the country for several hours.

While in Syria, McCain met with Gen. Salem Idris, the leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army, according to the Daily Beast. He also met with other rebel leaders who traveled the country to meet him.

McCain is the leading voice in Congress for a greater U.S. role in ending Syria's civil war, which has been waged for more than two years. He has suggested establishing "safe zones" for Syria's rebels and taking out the regime's air assets, along with providing lethal weapons to Syria's opposition.

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  1. Pete

    @massoud,go back and read my post ,I didn't go into any fetal position and acted weak kneed as you've said and if you had read I back down from no one even you imbecile..I'm just not into getting into fights over something that I factually can back up no matter who it upsets ,even usms1371 or you!!.Remember massoud you're the imbecile raghead here and you don't live stateside TROLL remember that!!

    May 30, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Reply
    • massoud

      Hey Petard You fascist bootlicker I am a Christian, You pathological lying troll

      June 1, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  2. Pleasewakeup

    One question: WHY? Does he actually believe that he can make a difference? Maybe he just wants his name in the history books, by hook or by crook, since he didn't make it to the presidency!

    May 30, 2013 at 9:07 am | Reply
  3. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    The Guns Over People tea potty are pushing for another war that we can't afford. 2014 comes quickly for them.

    May 30, 2013 at 6:57 am | Reply
  4. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    The Guns Over People teapotty anklebiters with their hair on fire continue to OVERREACH. Americans want no more wars.

    May 30, 2013 at 6:53 am | Reply
  5. Ozzie

    Yo, little boy. Why not stay home and try to tame your silly Republican colleagues? They are the most dangerous people on the planet – and the most evil.

    May 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Reply
    • chrissy

      That's the most sensible statement I've seen here yet. Thank you, Ozzie.

      May 30, 2013 at 9:34 am | Reply
  6. terr

    i hope you people realize, these so called rebels..alot of them are Al Queda

    May 29, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  7. Dee Wallace

    If McCain and the rest of the GOP would spend more time hekping this country to get back on its feet and reapiring the infrastructure of this country we could get somewhere.

    I wonder how much did this trip cost and they are always talking about the spending what was his purpose?
    I certainly hope this does not compromise our national security and respect in the world. He is so busy trying to undermine the President, he can't get over losing the election. Shame on him

    May 29, 2013 at 11:58 am | Reply
  8. Descent Talk

    Although i disapprove of McCain's visit it is totally rude and wrong to insult him. Too those who insult know that you are 'half brain' dead because you no longer experience the pain/trauma of reading/seeing vile/insulting material even if it is not directed at you.

    May 29, 2013 at 7:56 am | Reply
    • George Patton-2

      Who in their right mind wouldn't want to insult this war crazy bozo? All he does is run around preaching bloodshed and murder as if it was the right thing to do. His preaching is a definite insult to all decency and those of us who crave peace!!!

      May 29, 2013 at 11:30 am | Reply
  9. Leif

    Somebody in the US Senate still understands what freedom means.

    May 29, 2013 at 4:43 am | Reply
    • Jomama

      Im sure He does but the problems with the rebels is they are not United. One faction supports Democracy another wants religion back in Government and are fighting each other. Then there are smaller splinter groups. If they do win how strong will the government be. Getting everyone to the table to talk first is a step and that would be Chaos in itself. I just don't see this working at this point and time. Everyone who supports each side from that area has different agendas and freedom isn't on the top of the list.

      May 29, 2013 at 5:11 am | Reply
      • StanCalif

        You are absolutely correct! Freedom is not an issue here. These people have no concept what freedom means, and neither of the many sides will never allow freedom! This concept is simply not in their culture and never will be!
        What is Iraq doing with their "freedom"? Going back to killing each other! No "freedom" resulted from our huge sacrafices to liberate Iraq! And Dick Cheney never got the Iraqi oil he promised would pay for this whole insane debacle!

        May 29, 2013 at 8:00 am |
    • StanCalif

      Sure, Americans understand freedom. The problem is, no one in the whole Middle Eastern Region has any idea what this means! We "liberated" Iraq, at a huge cost. How do they embrace "freedom"? They just simply go back to killing each other! What kind of freedom is this? Syria is no different. Assad is the dictator, everyone else nothing more than stupid killers. If Asaad is overthrown, what happens next? Just more killing. The opposition is fractured, no common goal, no common goal of what they would do with this country if they succeed! This is a conflict we, the USA, should not get involved in. McCain is dreaming, just like GWB dreamed about WMD's and Dick Cheney dreamed of oil riches!

      May 29, 2013 at 7:52 am | Reply
      • Pete

        @Stan,you can't advocate freedom,democracy to a group that's been fighting each other for close to a thousand years,just ain't gonna happen..The old saying you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink goes here and its amusing how Muslims the supposid peaceful ones been the initiators of most battles there ,again over religion...Ain't that something!!

        May 29, 2013 at 8:47 am |
      • Steve

        Ummm people in Iraq only started killing each other only after th US so called freedom intervention. This didn't happen under Sadam? Same can be said for Libya and any other place these death dealers tried to install their freedom policies.

        May 30, 2013 at 2:40 am |
      • Pete

        @Steve,go back in history Kublai ,Genghis Khan and others almost a thousand years ago that have been murdering,pillaging villages in the name of religion and the power of intimidation by destroying everything,everyone in their paths.Nothing new just the names and their propaganda has changed but the death and destruction continues just being more obvious because of media coverage that's all!!

        May 30, 2013 at 11:15 am |
  10. Leif

    The man stands for freedom.

    May 29, 2013 at 4:34 am | Reply
    • StanCalif

      Then he should stay home where "freedom" is understood and practiced! He has no business going to Syria where the very concept of "freedom" is unknown and will never be implemented!
      What has Iraq done with their "freedom"? Nothing! They simply go back to killing each other! No one in Iraq enjoys "freedom", and who ever is in power will never permit it!

      May 29, 2013 at 8:14 am | Reply
  11. USMC1371

    Bigger question for me is what does Obama want to know or pass on to the rebels\Muslim brortherhood without the US population knowing it? McCain had to have the admin blessing to make the trip.

    May 29, 2013 at 3:46 am | Reply
    • Mike

      No he did not have the blessings of the administration. This is McCain rogue. He is a war monger, plain and simple.

      May 29, 2013 at 4:07 am | Reply
      • USMC1371

        The admin had full knowledge of the trip. All the travel arranged threw the state department.

        May 29, 2013 at 5:24 am |
    • Pete

      @Usmc1371,all he's got to do is charter a jet through Lear Corporation,his buds company and get flight plans as a civilian,no approval for that because we haven't roped off that country especially Turkey where he flew into...I wonder what Issa and republicans know about this trip and just much it cost tax payers with security and all.If Pres.Obama had done this Issa would be all over him like a wet rag wanting to know how much it cost,typical hypocrites the republicans,do what I say not what I do BS!!

      May 29, 2013 at 8:54 am | Reply
      • massoud

        Pete You ignoramus get a life, You Troll on every comment You disagree with get a LIFE! Even though you are moronic and inept does Your Trolling 24/7 here make a bit of difference? the answer is a resounding no.Go join a fascist bootlicker club You would fit in well and no one would miss Your comments here other than You.

        May 29, 2013 at 5:49 pm |
      • USMC1371

        Pete,
        Use google dude its not hard the sdmin put out a statement that the travel was done threw the state department and the White House knew in advance.

        May 29, 2013 at 7:03 pm |
      • USMC1371

        Obama has!!!!! How many vacations? How many trips with multiple flights because the Obama's couldn't get on the same page?

        May 29, 2013 at 11:38 pm |
      • Pete

        @jams1371,just how many days off Bushs had while president bud,over 450 in his first two years alone and his father almst 500 in one term,check it out that's why he was called the phantom president because he was never there!!

        May 30, 2013 at 11:19 am |
      • Pete

        @massoud,hey what's up you brainless imbecile and about that state you said you're from TROLL just where is it ,pretty mum on that question yah imbecile . Are yah going to class like I said to learn to read,rite and respect others that are obviously more intelligent than you like myself again imbecile the raghead massoud!!

        May 30, 2013 at 11:27 am |
      • Pete

        @usmc1371,sorry about the mistype bud and yes I did see how the admin knew of it but that doesn't mean he really got anybodies blessings,especially Pres.Obamas..You as well as others know he's there for one thing to secure an arms deal for his suitors the MIC to keep their lobbyists bucks filling his and other republicans pockets..Just like Russias Putin in contracting arms to Assad years ago just now delivering missiles under that old contract..Marine you know no war,no money to these warmongers the republicans so yes McCain the Saigon Songbird was there to spread his word just like Rumsfield ,Charlie Wilson did in selling death to Kadafi,Hussein and afghan rebels the ones now shooting at our kids now and the ones our military trained years ago,remember under that class act Reagan the alzheimers,dementia assisted president!!

        May 30, 2013 at 11:41 am |
      • Pete

        @massoud,last time I looked imbecile in my country,not yours I can post all I want without ignorents like you wanting me stopped,I'm also happily retired imbecile..Funny how in America,not where you're from people as myself and usmc1371 can have a civilized discussion without an imbecilic raghead like you massoud bugging in every time annoying US like a fly buzzing around someones head till you drop dead because you've lived out your supposid uselessness in life!!Good riddence massoud go find someone else to annoy ,I'm over you imbecilic raghead!!

        May 30, 2013 at 11:56 am |
      • massoud

        @Petard BOK BOK BOK lil chicken lil troll lil pinko -commie lil bootlicker lil fascist lil liar lil nobody

        June 2, 2013 at 12:37 am |
  12. Dave

    Mc Cain brain has been damages due to him spending some time in the pit in Vietnam!? This is besides his old age resulting in his brain cell getting retarded!? This blood sucking beast is in the pocket of the Zi o ni st s Capitalist Corporation baby & women killer racist warmonger A I P A C Zi on is ts and loves the sight of blood. All this retard Dracula is preaching is to get arms to the terrorist vicious baby and women killers, trained by the axis of evil (CIA, MI5, Mussad, FR, EU) fanatic criminals so his supporters at AIPAC will support him to kill innocents deprived and oppressed people around the world to feed the Zi on is ts' greed!? what a filthy blood sucking retard!?

    May 29, 2013 at 12:47 am | Reply
    • Leif

      Your point is point-less.

      May 29, 2013 at 4:39 am | Reply
  13. Paul

    I hope he didn't take anyone to protect his rear end..just can't forget this clown in the Green zone taking about how safe Iraq was and having thousands of men and women pulled back from their activities for a 5 minutes of his idiocy.

    May 28, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Reply
  14. John Smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    May 28, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Reply
    • Paul

      You poor soul you need to make the numbers more believable for your fictional account of Americas Imperialism...your probably right we shouldn't rescue people from their dictators or their extermination..

      May 28, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Reply
      • Dave

        Criminals are stupid therefore stupidity is a crime!? By America saving people from dictatorship you mean America's support for the racist Zi o ni st apartheid regime of Israel to occupy, kill, and deprive the native Palestinians or support of America for the Cruelest dictatorships such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, etc!? Which government America and its allies have toppled and installed democracy?! US and its allies train terrorists and use them as pretext to occupy and kil baby & women to steal the deprive native's wealth.

        May 29, 2013 at 12:45 am |
  15. wjmccartan

    why go through expensive diplomatic maneuver? just send couple of hummingbird drones and take all skunk rebels out.

    May 28, 2013 at 10:45 am | Reply
    • wjmccartan

      When you can type your name blue then you may have a chance, but the rhetoric of the sort you have used in this comment, doesn't come close to the way I would address the issue. Now the story is about McCain making this trip and what it might mean to the political environment in th US. I don't think that this will sway opinion one way or another in regard to providing the rebels with weapons. It has already been taken out of McCain's hands by the European Union lifting its restrictions to providing weapons to the rebels. Up to this point weapons have been getting into the rebels under the radar. Expect things to change and quickly now, with a train of weapons that will be capable of taking the Syrian air force out of the sky. If that comes to pass then this civil war will come to its end much quicker. The only danger that is scary to everyone one the ground is if Asaad fully deploys his biological weapons. I definitely hope that this doesn't happen.

      May 28, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Reply
      • wjmccartan

        Hello dickwad, Goodbye dickwad

        May 29, 2013 at 11:01 am |
  16. wjmccartan

    Hello McCain dickwad, Goodbye dickwad.

    May 28, 2013 at 10:40 am | Reply
  17. Portland tony

    I'd thank this bozo John McCain to quit blackening this country's name by misrepresenting it abroad. Some of us Americans still believe in decency which this bozo definitely does not represent! Then again, there were many Germans who didn't like Hitler's policies either.

    May 28, 2013 at 10:28 am | Reply
    • USMC1371

      Since he had to have Obamas permission to take this trip I guess that means your calling Obama Hitler? ??

      May 28, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Reply
      • chrissy

        Calling Obama Hitler? Why not, USMC1371? After all, Hitler too slaughtered a lot of people just like Obama's doing!

        May 30, 2013 at 9:37 am |
      • Pete

        @chrissy,good day chrissy and please don't anyone here compare anyone to Hitler because he systematically eliminated millions of Jews and others ..Pres.Obama chrissy isn't slaughtering anyone one in troops or civilians ,its a war started years before by the last administration and he's trying his best to get our kids out by 2014 ..Again the Hitler comparisons have got to go because most of you wouldn't be commenting using him in comparison if you read up on him,he was just a monster or abomination that came from hell if you want the truth from me!!Take care chrissy and usmc1371 and thanks for the heads up bud..

        May 30, 2013 at 12:07 pm |
  18. Nick

    A shame he wasn't captured.
    This guy is nuts and incase someone forgot to tell him, he lost the election. Who the hell does he think he is pulling this kind of stunt?
    McCain=posterboy for term limits and abortion.

    May 28, 2013 at 1:22 am | Reply
  19. David in Tampa

    Mr. McCain.... you have no right, reason, cause, or agenda to be there. You are a Senator sir, one of 100. Your voice is not of the USA! Your raspy disgusting voice is of the war mongers of your party and your corrupt State. As far as you being a Hero? Forget about it. The capitol on that one was spent years ago supporting the lies of Cheney/Bush.

    May 27, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Reply
    • Portland tony

      Well put, David.

      May 28, 2013 at 10:29 am | Reply
    • StanCalif

      Agree!! McCain is doing nothing for us (his employer)! Just another rogue act with no plan!
      Remember he chose Sarah Palin as his VP candidate, how stupid was this????

      May 29, 2013 at 8:26 am | Reply
      • Pete

        @Stan,McCains doing nothing for this country just advocating more civil unrest so his employer in the MIC can sell more weapons just like Reagan did with them against Russia in the 80s through Texas Sen.Charlie Wilson as an approved arms dealer Rumsfield blessed...Just like Rumsfield back then as envoy to Reagan sold sarin gas to Kadafi,Hussein to use on their own people,genecide right and Reagan pleaded publicly he didn't remember,yah right!!Remember its been republicans the warmongers always advocating wars and you can look it up its historicly preserved so hypocrites like some of these uninformed so called conservatives can relive history!!!

        May 29, 2013 at 9:03 am |
  20. wjmccartan

    he is Mccain and I am McCatan, please don't confuse me for McCain.

    May 27, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Reply
    • wjmccartan

      Another chooses to use my name, okay same as the rest, you sir are a dickwad.

      May 27, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Reply
      • wjmccartan

        Hello dickwad, Goodbye dickwad

        May 28, 2013 at 10:41 am |
  21. wjmccartan

    McCain is a war hero, he should lead the war on terror efforts. He has first hand experience in killing enemies, so while he is in Syria, he should blow couple of Sunni AQ to pieces. Go MC Go.

    May 27, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Reply
    • wjmccartam

      Hello dickwad, goodbye dickwad

      May 27, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Reply
      • George Patton-2

        I see that Phunnie boy got around to trolling you too, wjmccartan. He's been doing it to me for some time either for his own amusement or he's an ignorant Tea Partier supporting Obama!

        May 28, 2013 at 10:32 am |
      • wjmccartan

        Hello dickwad, Goodbye dickwad.

        May 28, 2013 at 10:37 am |
      • Jomama

        Your shadow is a goofy child. Something a grade school kid does playing a Parrot. I thought you was contradicting yourself here and there. Another Mesocricetus auratus may the wheel in his cage never rusts.

        May 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm |
      • Pete

        @jomama,I fought a supposid poster by the name massoud on another site who said he's American and after pressing where the hell here he sprouted from he disappeared..Now and then the imbecile I call him will come on to amuse me with his ignorence but that's massoud like these trolls,ignorent and uninformed like fleas on the ass of life not wanting to go away even after being smacked a time or two not taking the hint to disappear,jomama take care!!

        May 29, 2013 at 9:13 am |
      • massoud

        @ Pete I laughed so hard when USMC 1371 called You out, and Your knees went weak, You spineless jelly fish, You coward Pete as soon as You called out by USMC 1371 You went into full suck-up mode like the lil' coward You are Petard.

        May 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm |
      • wjmccartan

        Thanks Jomama, appreciate that.

        May 29, 2013 at 6:24 pm |
      • Jomama

        Masoud you see we have things called discussions. People have a thing called intellect. Do you know your A,B,D`s

        May 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm |
      • massoud

        Yo mama jomama

        May 29, 2013 at 8:01 pm |
      • Pete

        @jomama,so I see you've met that imbecilic massoud I spoke to you about,mindless and politically inept as well as obnoxious isnt he!!But thank God he's not from here just a wanne be that can't take a hint and disappear like I stated before and guess what flies have short lives maybe he does too the imbecilic raghead from sandsville..Take care jomama,he'll go away some time they always do!!

        May 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm |
      • Pete

        @massoud,hey imbecile I see you don't venture too far away from articles on Syria,is that where you were hatched from or do you have a liking for sand,yah imbecilic raghead massoud!!!

        May 30, 2013 at 12:44 pm |
    • wjmccartan

      Wait, what's that up in the sky? It just another dickwad, with no balls to stand behind his words. Get your head out of your rectum A hole.

      May 27, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Reply
      • wjmccartan

        Go away, far far far away. Then go even further, if you hit water pick up a rock and keep walking.

        May 28, 2013 at 10:43 am |
    • wjmccartan

      Go away, far far far away. Then go even further, if you hit water pick up a rock and keep walking.

      May 27, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Reply
    • David in Tampa

      War hero? Really???? I believe that he got shot down while buzzing a rice paddy in his very expensive A6. I think that a farmer got him with a single round from an AK

      May 27, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Reply
      • Pete

        @David,crashed number 5 in a rice patty and the farmer that rescued him she's still alive in Vietnam..Those injuries he shows in those pics supposidly from torture are actually from the crash..He was called the Saigon Songbird by other American prisoners for giving vc info on where jets were bombing and facts be told US jets shot down increased after McCain was captured!!

        May 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm |
    • Killer O'Bama

      Thank you, Phunnie boy. McCain needs all the support he can get! With all these peace mongers and humanitarians posting against him, how are we supposed to get a decent war off the ground?

      May 28, 2013 at 10:19 am | Reply
      • wjmccartan

        Hello dickwad, Goodbye dickwad

        May 28, 2013 at 10:37 am |
      • Pete

        @killer, roaches like you hide during the day aren't you scared of being stomped on ,I would if I were you,get lost imbecile!!

        May 29, 2013 at 9:34 am |
  22. Joe M.

    This Sen. John McCain is a disgrace to this country with all his ungodly warmongering. Now he went to Syria to support that riff raft trying to bring down the Assad regime and to disgrace this country by representing it! No wonder this country can have no peace!

    May 27, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Reply
    • Phunnie boy

      Gee Joe, with people posting statements like yours above, how can we get this decent war off the ground. Aren't you afraid of wising some people up? I certainly am!!!!!!

      May 28, 2013 at 10:22 am | Reply
  23. TJ

    John McCain, as the primary congressional proponent of every war the U.S. has fought in the last two decades, is probably responsible for more U.S. debt than any other member of congress. Every time John McCain leaves the country to talk to Middle East rebels, the debt clock spikes.

    May 27, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Reply
    • Jomama

      Saw him on CNN this morning talking about costs. This is how I see it, the money for a military intervention is astounding. As the war continues the infrastructure gets destroyed then they will need money for that. Then Humanitarian aid on top of that. Then follow up money. Its a black hole money pit and the end result will be more fighting because they have new weapons that we will have given them and will turn around and bite our troops in the A%^.

      May 28, 2013 at 5:44 am | Reply
      • Pete

        @jomama,its just McCain getting a count of how much these rebels will need to keep them going that's all..The MIC secretly paid him for this trip I suppose and you've got to keep feeding the monster in our MIC or it'll turn on its creator in the warmongering republicans,get my drift like Reagan did in the 80s backing afghan rebels selling arms to them and Iran for a decent buck and Reagan didn't sleep to bad either doing it I bet!!

        May 29, 2013 at 9:24 am |
  24. sand

    i say come on we will cut off the balls of every british and irish and ghanaian child in front of there parents if u want a piece of syria then your going to need to take on iran and syria together. this will be the end every usa british and australian person dies right now. you want damage u want evil i give u destruction you car about not what people say not what people do only how people make you feel then you going to be dead this is not going to be like the vassals in the middle ages when they got a land and then they gave military support to the king in return this is not like your debt barrow now means use more to day less to tomorrow. sadly now usa and the entire west is going to die.

    May 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Reply
    • Jomama

      Mesocricetus auratus

      May 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Reply
    • Jomama

      Seriously have someone help you write, but your hate is focused.

      May 28, 2013 at 6:48 am | Reply
  25. Greg, Ontario

    I hope he told them not to rape and murder the innocent women and children they come across. Something their religious leaders are telling them to do.

    May 27, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Reply
  26. Scott

    What the heck? Are the Republicans so bent out of shape and want us in another War, enough is enough, Stop the Wars Now and bring home all of our troops, better yet lets send all the Republican including Palin to Syria with a one way ticket and barr them from ever entering America Again.

    May 27, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Reply
    • Tom

      Well posted, Scott. Thank you.

      May 27, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Reply
  27. JP

    Should have taken Palen with him !

    May 27, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Reply
  28. JP

    Reckless McCain. What a loser !

    May 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Reply
    • wjmccartan

      let's all hope and pray we the taxpayers don't need to bail him out from Hilton Damascus.

      May 27, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Reply
      • wjmccartan

        Hello dickwad, Goodbye dickwad

        May 27, 2013 at 9:44 pm |
  29. JP

    Reckless McCain .What a loser !

    May 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Reply
  30. C4LCNCPLS

    This isn't about Seria. McCain just wants to make Obama look bad. It's pure politics.
    If he likes war so much, let him go fight around the world instead of sending our sons and daughters around the world to die for his corporate causes.

    May 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  31. Jomama

    And here we go again. The Rebels are not winning to busy fighting themselves so now its time to really mess things up.

    May 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Reply
    • Jomama

      Safe zones, If the rebels cant win now how do they expect to hold a country together. Don't even send weapons.

      May 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Reply
    • Jomama

      There is no possible way for the rebels to put up a united front, they are so split up. I would have to say let them keep going at it. Ive been trying to research this but not having much luck at it. I will find something and click on it and web page not available. Ive found a few articles but cant trust the websites. At this point in time do not help, even if you help them win the government will be weak and the fighting will continue. Just contain it for now.

      May 28, 2013 at 5:10 am | Reply
  32. T Kelley

    Our congress is always trying to save the world, but can't even agree to save our country.

    May 27, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Reply
  33. USMC1371

    McCain do us a favor and stay there for awhile things will run smoother while your gone.

    May 27, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Reply
    • Murf

      You mean Read will actually do his job and bring a real budget to the floor for the first time in four years!

      Wow that'd be great!

      But I wouldn't hold my breath.

      May 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Reply
      • wjmccartan

        There will be a chance after next november for something to get passed in congress. Maybe though just maybe they will stop beating their dead horse and come to their senses earlier.

        May 27, 2013 at 9:50 pm |
      • USMC1371

        You know thst would mean that Read would do the job he was elected to do and, everyone knows thats not going to happens. I was referring to McCain being a No vote no matter what. He is a prime example of why they need term limits. I thank him for his service but he has been there too long.

        May 27, 2013 at 11:52 pm |
      • wjmccartan

        Hello dickwad, Goodbye dickwad

        May 28, 2013 at 10:36 am |
      • Pete

        @usmc1371,remember too that during his presidencial campaign in 2008 McCain the Saigon Songbird was rarely seen in or near a VFW hall or vets hospital because he's such a hypocrite vets hated him.He also voting no against a bill Pres.Obama and Dems created to expand Tricare for better coverage to vets nationwide...Boy what a supposid hero,what BS!!

        May 29, 2013 at 9:43 am |

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