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John McCain’s rough townhall meeting about Syria

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By Doug Powers  •  September 6, 2013 12:01 PM

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Only around 30 percent of the country thinks military strikes on Syria is the way to go, so John McCain probably knew going in he’d face a hostile crowd at this townhall meeting:

U.S. Sen. John McCain faced a tough crowd largely opposed to military action in Syria during a town hall meeting Thursday in Phoenix.

The Republican senator repeatedly told about 150 constituents at the morning meeting that there would be no plans to send U.S. troops to retaliate for the chemical weapons attack last month near Damascus.

“I want to begin by saying to you I am unalterably opposed to having a single American boot on the ground in Syria,” McCain said. “The American people wouldn’t stand for it.

According to the Congressional Research Service, the Pentagon estimates that rooting out and securing chemical weapons (and means of delivery) in Syria would require at least 75,000 troops on the ground in that country. Color me skeptical that lobbing a few missiles into the country will accomplish anything other than to serve as a response just muscular enough not to get mocked, which we would of course mock afterwards.

Here are some comments from a woman who says she has family in Syria (video via IOwnTheWorld):

Ouch. Not sure Maverick appreciated the “Keating Five” shout-out either. Where’s that iPhone poker game when you need it most?

Here’s another clip from McCain’s townhall:

Related story: At the G-20, President Obama, who is trying to keep his Nobel Peace Prize from being repo’d, said earlier “I was elected to end wars, not start them.”

**Written by Doug Powers

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