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In a position I fully expect Sen. Lindsey Graham to fully support by Wednesday, Senator John McCain called for air strikes against Syria to protect civilians:

“The time has come for a new policy,” McCain said during remarks on the Senate floor. “The United States should lead an international effort to protect key population centers in Syria, especially in the north, through airstrikes on Assad’s forces. To be clear: This will require the United States to suppress enemy air defenses in at least part of the country.”

McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the goal of airstrikes should be to create safe havens in the country for opposition forces to plan their own political and military attacks against Assad. The benefit of the United States leading the military effort, he said, is that it would allow the U.S. to better empower Syrian groups that support U.S. interests to move toward a democratic transition.

Air strikes is WAR!  How many Americans must die to help rebels we do not know.  This is not a democratic revolution.  We are taking sides in a civil war.  There is evidence that the overthrow of Assad will hurt Christians.  Americans must stay out of foreign entanglements none of our business.  Send your kids to war; don’t send mine!

UPDATE:  It didn’t even take until Tuesday!  Here‘s Lindsay Graham and Sen. Lieberman’s statement agreeing with Sen. McCain:

Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), two of McCain’s closest allies on foreign policy, issued a statement Monday night saying they backed McCain’s position toward Syria.

Better vote for Ron Paul tomorrow – send McCain/Lindsay/Lieberman a message:  NOT OUR KIDS TO WAR!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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