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Syria update: Obama trying to enlist John McCain to rally Senate support for strike; Kerry’s ‘dinner with Assad’ photo surfaces

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By Doug Powers  •  September 2, 2013 03:34 PM

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Arizona Sen. John McCain’s been somewhat critical of President Obama’s response, or lack thereof, to the situation in Syria. However, Maverick also rarely turns down a coveted opportunity to “reach across the aisle,” so this coming week he’ll more than likely be one of the biggest Senate cheerleaders in order to get a congressional thumbs-up for Obama to enforce the “red line” that Assad crossed some time ago.

Via ABC News:

Former rivals to key allies? That’s what the White House envisions by extending an invitation to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to visit the White House this afternoon, hoping President Obama’s onetime foe will become a crucial ally to help convince skeptical lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to vote for military intervention in Syria.

McCain will be joined by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at the White House around 2 p.m., aides to the senators said.

After the president announced Saturday that he will seek congressional approval for any military strikes in Syria, Graham and McCain, both foreign policy hawks, could be important pieces to the puzzle as the administration tries to rally support for military action against Syria among war-weary lawmakers and the nation.

Can they come up with a plan “just muscular enough not to get mocked”? We’ll see.

By the way, the Syria response now has a name: “Operation Enduring Hesitation.”

Meanwhile, John Kerry recently compared Assad to Hitler, but in 2009 Assad wasn’t yet horrible enough to not have dinner with.

The State Department might try to spin the picture this way:

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But it was probably more like this:

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Or maybe this:

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**Written by Doug Powers

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