“What the supreme court did is a combination of arrogance, naivite and stupidity the likes of which I’ve never seen,” Senator John McCain said during the Thomson Reuters panel Politics, Inc. “I couldn’t believe how little these justices understood about the realities of political campaigns, including the belief somehow that corporations are people.”
The United States should lead an international effort to protect key population centers in Syria through air strikes on President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, U.S. Senator John McCain said on Monday.
“The ultimate goal of air strikes should be to establish and defend safe havens in Syria, especially in the north, in which opposition forces can organize and plan their political and military activities against Assad,” McCain, an influential Republican, said in remarks on the Senate floor.
McCain has previously called for efforts to arm the Syrian opposition. But he said on Monday the help Syrian rebels needed most urgently was “relief from Assad’s tank and artillery sieges in the many cities that are still contested” in Syria.
The battered city of Homs is “lost for now,” but other cities are not, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee said.
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