Thursday, June 19, 2014

When John McCain makes a case for war, does anyone hear him?

Dana Milbank, WashPost, June 18 at 8:48 PM

John McCain may be one of the last hawks left in office — but the old bird sure can flap his wings.

The Arizona Republican had planned to hold the Senate floor for half an hour Wednesday morning with fellow senator and friend Lindsey Graham to plead the case yet again for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

But the South Carolina Republican showed up 20 minutes late, leaving McCain alone to beat the drums of war.

“Now, Madam President, there’s a need for immediate action,” McCain inveighed.

(More here.)

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