Former Presidents John McCain and Lindsey Graham Call For Airstrikes On Syria
John McCain ran for president in 2008. He lost so badly that Indiana voted for Obama. Lindsey Graham ran for president in 2016. He got 0 percent of the vote:
“Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham on Thursday called for an international force to ground Syria’s air force following an alleged chemical weapon attack by the regime of President Bashar Assad.
They said Assad’s air force is responsible for chemical weapon attacks and the U.S. military and its allies could disable it “quickly, precisely, decisively” and control any escalation of hostilities.
“The United States should lead an international coalition to ground Assad’s air force,” McCain and Graham said in a joint statement Thursday. “This capability provides Assad a strategic advantage in his brutal slaughter of innocent civilians, both through the use of chemical weapons as well as barrel bombs, which kill far more men, women and children on a daily basis.” …”
You would think the GOP would have received the message.
President Trump has spent the last three years running against a neocon foreign policy. We all voted for Trump because we didn’t want a Syrian war and Syrian refugees. Now, we are still getting Syrian refugees anyway and Trump is being stampeded into a new war in Syria:
“(CNN)President Donald Trump has told some members of Congress that he is considering military action in Syria in retaliation for this week’s chemical attack, and recognizes the seriousness of the situation, a source familiar with the calls tells CNN.
The source said the President had not firmly decided to go ahead with it but said he was discussing possible actions with Defense Secretary James Mattis.
Trump is relying on the judgment of Mattis, according to the source. …”
Steve Bannon has been demoted from the National Security Council and replaced by Rick Perry. Trump is surrounded by generals, warmongering neocons, True Cons, #NeverTrumpers and Wall Street insiders. Jared Kushner is whispering in his ear and telling him to betray his base.
It’s not looking good, folks.