The Iranian foreign minister has called for Israel’s nuclear and chemical weapons to be dismantled, saying Syria’s recent move to turn in its chemical arms has left no excuse for the Tel Aviv regime to retain its arsenals of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
Given all that, Graham now says he will work with a bipartisan group of senators to craft a resolution authorizing the president to use military force — not against the Syrian regime but against Iran. In an appearance on Fox News’ Huckabee program over the weekend, Graham argued that such a resolution is essential, because American inaction in Syria will encourage Iran to go forward with its nuclear weapon program, eventually leading toward a Mideast conflagration if the U.S. doesn’t intervene.
“Look how we’ve handled the chemical weapons threat in Syria,” Graham said. “If we duplicate that with the Iranians, they’re going to march toward a nuclear weapon and dare Israel to attack them. So in the next six months, our friends in Israel are going to have to take the Iranians on, unless the United States can send a clear signal to Iran, unlike what we’ve sent to Syria.
“The mixed message and the debacle called Syria can’t be repeated when it comes to Iran,” Graham continued. “So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to get a bipartisan coalition together. We’re going to put together a use-of-force resolution allowing our country to use military force as a last resort to stop the Iranian nuclear program, to make sure they get a clear signal that all this debacle about Syria doesn’t mean we’re confused about Iran.”
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Insanity in D.C.: McCain playing poker during Syria
hearing, Kerry met with Assad six times in 2009
Amidst all the rhetoric and confusion, one thing is clear: the current situation in Washington, D.C. is nothing short of insane.
During the first public hearing on Syria, the Senate agreed on draft legislation that would approve a U.S. military operation in response to alleged chemical weapons use.
In that same incredibly important hearing, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a man who sneaked into Syria to meet with rebels, was found to be playing online poker on his phone.
That’s right, the same man who has pushed for the U.S. to invade Syria apparently found the hearing too boring to be forced to bother with paying attention.
Indeed, when his behavior was revealed, he didn’t seem at all concerned about it, joking via Twitter:
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