Originally posted on American Infidels:

Here’s to John McCain, leading from the front. Last week, the Arizona senator cut through all the White House doubletalk on the Syrian uprising and demanded a more active U.S. policy, including provision of arms to the Free Syrian Army as well as air power to slow the assaults of Bashar al-Assad’s murderous regime. By LEE SMITH

McCain grilled senior administration officials and military officers, and set the record straight regarding the disposition of the Syrian rebels. Over the past several weeks, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have both claimed, without evidence, that al Qaeda had infiltrated the opposition. Last week McCain countered: The Syrian rebels are “not fighting and dying because they are Muslim extremists.” The administration then started to walk back its charges. What the White House really meant, said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, is that al Qaeda is…

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  1. Citizen Tom says:

    Did you have to post that dictator’s ugly mug so prominently on your website?

    Warfare does not provide any people a reliable path to a stable government that respects human rights. Generally, two things are required. The people must believe Jesus Christ died upon the cross to save us from our sins. The people must apply Jesus’ teachings in their daily lives.

    Are there exceptions to the above. Yes, but our recent experience is that where Christian nations imposed a stable government that respects human rights upon a non-Christian nation. Otherwise, we must look all the way back to Rome and Athens,

    Because Syria is not exactly one of our friends, it might make sense to provide covert support to one of the rebel groups. However, we could only justify the violence if we knew beyond a reasonable doubt that the current Syrian regime either planned to or had attacked either the USA or an ally. Do we have such evidence? Without it, particularly after all the trouble we had pacifying Iraq, a bombing campaign is simply dumb and cruel.

    Here is how I sum it up. McCain endorsed Romney, but he is making Ron Paul look good, and so is Barack Obama.

  2. walthe310 says:

    John McCain is a bomber by trade and by experience. He has never a small country that he didn’t want to bomb.

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