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U.S. Senator John McCain said in an interview published Monday that arming Syrian rebels is an important step in deterring Iran from its nuclear ambitions.
Speaking to Army Radio on a visit to Israel, the Republican senator deflected concerns that weapons provided to rebels could fall into the hands of terrorists, who might use them against the United States and Israel.
"There's [sic] no good options," said McCain, "Would you rather have these weapons - perhaps some of them - in the hands of the wrong people, or would you rather have [Syrian President] Bashar Assad prevail and then encourage Iran to further their ambitions on nuclear weapons?"
What have we become?
reply to post by crazyewok
There's an idea. Which civs should be in that game ... I'm sure we could mod it so that the whole middle east is in there.
reply to post by buster2010
An individual that advocates arming for war does not have our best interests at heart.
Anyone that supports an individual that advocates arming for war is no different.
What have we become?
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration charged that Tehran has allowed senior al Qaeda members operating from Iranian soil to facilitate the movement of Sunni fighters into Syria.
The allegation by the Treasury Department on Thursday would suggest that elements of Iran's government or military were at least tacitly supporting the opposing sides of Syria's civil war.
No better than Russia.
How we have fallen.
John McCain: U.S. must arm Syria rebels to deter Iran from nuclear ambitions
reply to post by ausername
So when the White House openly supports the terrorist insurgents in Syria it's a humanitarian act... Then the White House claims that Iran is directing Al Qaeda insurgents in Syria, so we must support the insurgents in Syria to avoid enabling Iran's Nuclear ambitions?
Who's living in a fantasy world...