McCain Urges War on Syria (“The dogs of war are straining at the leash once again. Senator John McCain, who never met a military intervention he didn’t like, is now calling for…”)
The dogs of war are straining at the leash once again.
Saying that “the time has come for a new policy in Syria,” McCain called Monday for the United States to “lead an international effort to protect key population centers in Syria, especially in the north, through airstrikes on Assad‘s forces.”
Lest anybody mistake his intent, the Arizona senator and one-time presidential aspirant further clarified that “this will require the United States to suppress enemy air defense in at least part of the country,” with the ultimate goal of U.S. airstrikes being “to establish and defend safe havens in Syria” where enemies of the Assad regime “can organize and plan their political and military activities.”…..