Skip to main content

McCain: ‘There Would Be An Impeachment’ Of Obama If He Put Boots On Ground

“The fact is [Syrian President] Bashar Assad has massacred 100,000 people. The conflict is spreading … The Russians are all in, the Iranians are all in, and it’s an unfair fight,” McCain told KFYI’s Mike Broomhead. “And no one wants American boots on the ground. Nor will there be American boots on the ground because there would be an impeachment of the president if they did that.”
McCain has never seen a war plan he didn't like, to date.

Is Obama being painted into a corner?  I think so.

In this diary I present why I think the GOP will make every effort to paint President Obama into a corner.

US, Jordanian, Israeli Special Forces Active in Golan Heights before January, 2013

Taken as a whole, current events on the Israeli and Jordanian borders take place under the seal of total silence. But European information, which some French and Russian sources have revealed nighttime clashes that took place between the special forces U.S., Jordanian, Israeli and Syrian rebels and the Syrian special forces, on the other. Debkafile military sources reveal why they fight:
The information in this article is dated January 2, 2013.  Surely this information was known prior to the recent news releases.

So why did the Jerusalem Post decide to wait until after the proposition of a Syrian strike?

I think President Obama needs to address the American people now and bring them up to date on what has taken place regarding the US military and Syria so that the GOP can't play "Gotcha" with facts the President withholds.  Then share the goals of plans to go forward.

I don't think people would have a hard time supporting the US and other countries, which already are, helping surrounding countries including Israel from Syrian conflict spill over.  And I don't think most would object to supporting refugees.

I think the line in the sand for Americans is NO US soldiers within the borders of Syria, now or ever.


Will GOP use Syria to paint Obama into a corner?

23%16 votes
13%9 votes
62%42 votes

| 67 votes | Vote | Results

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  Tip Jar (12+ / 0-)

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:16:24 AM PDT

  •  impeacement? (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Naniboujou, War on Error

    you might want to change your title.

    "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

    by louisev on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:24:24 AM PDT

  •  The GOP is so desperate to find ANYTHING to.... (10+ / 0-)

    impeach Obama with that this is nothing more than more of the same.

    Obama is driving them crazy with how squeaky clean and scandel free he has been for the past 5 years that they are practically drooling at the prospect of getting something on him through Syria.  Benghazi was a bust and so have been every other faux "scandal" they have dreampt up.

    Even if Obama didn't make the redline comment, even if he was opposed to taking action in Syria, the GOP would still be croaking warnings about impeachment over it.

    Tax and Spend I can understand. I can even understand Borrow and Spend. But Borrow and give Billionaires tax cuts? That I have a problem with.

    by LiberalCanuck on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:26:33 AM PDT

    •  After Obama was re-elected it was clear that (6+ / 0-)

      instead of being vigilant against terrorism and additional rising economic bubbles, the GOP preferred sniffing around DC for scandals or banging away on their keyboards with third rate fiction writing in an effort to find something, anything, to try to drive Obama from office.  I used to think the GOP was becoming increasingly un-American, but now I think they've crossed their own redline and are anti-American.  Keeping our nation so divided seems to be their be-all end-all.  Of course, they may just be the unwitting tools of the commies by helping Putin shun Obama.  (Yeah, we seem to be going back to all that.)

      Building a better America with activism, cooperation, ingenuity and snacks.

      by judyms9 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:50:24 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Theyve Been Thus for 40 Years; But It Takes Time (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:

        to get everything in position to act as aggressively as they've always told their own people they intend to do.

        We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

        by Gooserock on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 10:01:31 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  LC - this is McCain being stupid again (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      There is no short term action in Syria that would lead the House to begin an impeachment inquiry. The House leadership has no interest in starting any impeachment hearing because they don't view it as in their self-interest. If they thought that impeachment hearings would help them keep the House in 2014, they would think differently about it.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 10:25:41 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  McCain is pissed because the very politics (8+ / 0-)

    that he's encouraged has create a "no to Obama" reflex among the teapartiers, esp, that has put a wrinkle in his "roll over Assad on the way to bomb,bomb, bombing Iran" foreign policy.

    However he's happy that he on one side and the no-ers on the other side seeminly have Obama trapped in a "pincer movement".
    They can worry about Iran later.

    Obama did the politically bright thing (and right thing) by taking it to Congress for a vote.
    The gop is totally craven.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:28:18 AM PDT

    •  Craven Hatriots (5+ / 0-)

      Who do they care about?

      Most men would have lost their jobs if caught playing online Poker on the job.  But not uber wealthy via marriage, highly paid, and someday to receive a Golden Parachute from the Gov with our hard earned tax dollars.   Grrrrrrrr argh

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:30:49 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  He's just a miserable human being (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        highacidity, phonegery

        Spoiled and jealous and not very bright.  Lives in a fantasy world, allowed to do so because of someone else's money.

        tell mr. godot I'm walking the dog

        by chicago minx on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:45:46 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  McCain's a fighter and survivor (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Stude Dude, War on Error

        He already knew how he was going to vote.  

        A very competitive guy, IMO McCain's partly looking for a fight and still living out his presidential fantasies.   I remember early on Obama put McCain in his place by pointing out John you lost the election.

        What's amazing to me is that McCain survived the Keating 5 scandal and went on to be relevant in the political scene for many, many years.

        That an picking Palin as his running mate make me question McCain's character judgment skills.  I think he's the sort who makes up his mind and adjusts the facts in them rather than admit mistakes.  McCain's vouching for the Syrian rebels I think should get similar weight.

        Another McCain survivor story?  That he  even was re-elected last time in Arizona when things looked bad for him for quite awhile.  McCain survived the  Republican's anti-incumbent purge.  

        McCain's a tough dude but IMO definitely NOT one Obama should let drive policy.    

  •  This might be getting misconstrued (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    it seems like McCain is saying if we send troops on a large scale or do anything like put boots on the ground Obama would get impeached for that. This diary makes it sound like if Obama doesn't put boots on the ground they might impeach him. Big difference.

    Dropping the I-word comes off as a unnecessary rhetorical mechanism by McCain who distracts from his main point here but I take this statement by McCain to say that if Obama tries a full on war the public will be entirely against it. And on that he is pretty much right based on the polls.

    Just a thought, my apologies if I am confused abit myself

    Regulate banks, not vaginas

    by MinistryOfTruth on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:36:10 AM PDT

    •  Yeah, Whatever, Just Impeach Him (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      I am reminded of the angry-mob scene in Julius Caesar:

      Third Citizen: Your name, sir, truly.
      Cinna: Truly, my name is Cinna.
      First Citizen: Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator.
      Cinna: I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet.
      Fourth Citizen: Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses.
      Cinna: I am not Cinna the conspirator.
      Fourth Citizen: It is no matter, his name's Cinna; pluck but his name out of his heart, and turn him going.

      On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

      by stevemb on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:49:33 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  To those of you who keep wishful-thinking McCain (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    Is returning to reason every time he makes a non-insane statement; stop the Disney Princess mentality and grow the eff up.

    "Communism is mandate by Christian based humanity of the Western culture. Vive la revolution!"

    by Fordmandalay on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:39:04 AM PDT

  •  Quick question (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    FG, 3goldens, Linda1961

    Why were the Republicans all mad and stuff when Obama helped oust Gaddafi without putting a single American boot on the ground? Remember? They were seriously miffed that all we did was get the rest of the world to help us and used strategic air strikes instead of barging in with troops. What is the deal now? And when did Obama say anything about sending in troops? If he's asking Congress for consent for air strikes I'm pretty sure he will ask for consent to send troops in.

    OK, I know the Republicans oppose anything that Obama does, but we are now getting to the level of dealing with a 2-year-old who you have to trick into doing things because they always say 'NO' to everything.

    "That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff ' Amy Pohler

    by Annie B on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 10:40:39 AM PDT

  •  I have to disagree with you about limited use of (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Stude Dude

    special forces. That is always an important covert tool. And, since it's covert, it means, no you don't address the American people and tell them all about what the special forces were doing when and where. I think you are wrong when you say:

    I think the line in the sand for Americans is NO US soldiers within the borders of Syria, now or ever.
    What we don't want is a protracted land war. We don't want tens or hundreds of thousands of US troops in Syria. But, we always have and always will send in some covert forces to aid with operations, or we might end up with more planes getting shot down, more casualties, and being less effective overall. I would suggest not trying to micromanage how the military does this type of operation. They know how to do their jobs.

    But, we can agree one fact:

    Nobody wants a land war in Syria.

    Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

    by tekno2600 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 10:44:54 AM PDT

  •  McCain should be impeached as Pretend-President. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    He's been pretending he was President for two election cycles now, and he never tired of lecturing everyone in his insufferable know-it-all-but-doesn't manner. So, I say draw up articles of impeachment to remove McCain from his Pretend-President job.

    Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

    by tekno2600 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 10:48:23 AM PDT

  • Can Get Pretty Silly At Times (0+ / 0-)

    I think they were better before 9-11

    Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

    by bernardpliers on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 11:01:18 AM PDT

  •  Mccain needs to stay out of the sun. (0+ / 0-)

      If President Obama chooses to go in and then events on the ground demand an escalation of troops and support? So be it.

       This is how 'he got Bin laden when Bush and Cheney and big talk Rcons could not.' The Commander in Chief will do what he has to do, along with the Israelis and others allies The French  maybe say, The Kenyans Senegalese and other battle hardened  regional forces.      

    There is a nation living under a despot. It is past time to free it.

  •  The number one war hawk has been getting an (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    War on Error

    earful from his own constituents, who in the worst way do not agree with him, as to this.

  •  who cares what mccain threatens? (0+ / 0-)

    why does anyone listen to that assholio anymore? seriously, shouldn't mccain be impeached for abandoning his Senate duties and playing video poker? after threatening the American people by making Sarah Palin his running mate, perhaps McCain should be impeached.

    I'm still waiting for Obama to end the damned wars, and torture, and stand up to the Republican hegemony.

    by jsepeta on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 09:11:35 PM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site