McCain and Obama agree on a lot of things. For the life of me, I can’t really figure out why the RNC chose someone like McCain to be on the ’08 ticket, unless they were for some reason setting McCain up to fail so that Obama would win.
On foreign policy, both Obama and McCain like the idea of sending loads of cash and heavy weaponry to terrorists in the Middle East, so that they can de-stabilize the region, bring down Assad and have him replaced with some other person who is much more easily bought and controlled.
They just don’t call them terrorists. McCain, Obama, and most other politicians on both sides of the aisle, think that groups like the Free Syrian Army are “moderate” rebels. And they say that Assad is a brutal dictator who deserves to be killed. If Americans operated like these groups in Syria that our government is actively supporting, Homeland Security would immediately label them “domestic terrorists,” and they’d be quashed in no time. But when it’s a foreign county, we call them “freedom fighters.” The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
One of the concerns with arming groups like the FSA is that the heavy weaponry we give to these so-called moderates might end up in the hands of more violent people like ISIS. Or, that since we’re dealing with maniacs, maybe they won’t always be our friends, and at some point they’ll use all those weapons and all the training we gave them against us, like Al Qaeda did. McCain thinks that’s silly, and that it would never happen.
There was a rumor not too long ago that McCain had actually met with members of not only the Free Syrian Army, but also of ISIS.
McCain denied that any of those pictured with him were of ISIS, but that didn’t stop the rumors. And on Hannity, McCain slipped up a little when he was responding to criticisms leveled at him from Rand Paul whose concern is that sending any kind of aid to the FSA could very well “unintentionally” end up getting to ISIS.
“Has Rand Paul ever been to Syria? Has he ever met with ISIS?” McCain fumed, certainly meaning to say the Free Syrian Army instead of ISIS.
McCain has long advocated giving weapons to what he considers the moderate opposition trying to overthrow the dictatorial regime of Bashar al-Assad. Critics of such a policy, including Paul, warn that there are no true moderates of any strength fighting Syria’s brutal strongman.
Was it a minor slip of the tongue, or was it a Freudian slip?