US should help Syria rebels, GOP's John McCain and Lindsey Graham say

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    NYT: US should help Syria rebels, McCain says - World news - The New York Times - msnbc.com

    How are we supposed to pay for this? I thought we were broke? Just another example of GOP saber rattling? Why does the GOP continue to fight to take Government assistance away from Americans, and give it to citizens of other countries?
     
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    When the GOP has the executive you may luck up on to a point. Until then....:lol:
     
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    If we could help these people I would be with them.

    There needs to be a stronghold of rebels to defend like there was in Lybia.

    I think The US should help peopel being murdered by their government if we can.
     
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    Graham seems to like direct intevention. I don't think we should be putting our soldiers in. From the Libya debate:

    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/10/20/348754/graham-libya-money-to-be-made/?mobile=nc

    One of the problems I have with “leading from behind” is that when a day like this comes, we don’t have the infrastructure in place that we could have. I’m glad it ended the way it did. It took longer than it should have. If we could have kept American air power in the fight it would have been over quicker. Sixty-thousand Libyans have been wounded, 3,000 maimed, 25,000 killed. Let’s get in on the ground. There is a lot of money to be made in the future in Libya. Lot of oil to be produced. Let’s get on the ground and help the Libyan people establish a democracy and a functioning economy based on free market principles.
     
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    Wtf does that mean?
     
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    No money to help Americans, but the GOP is all ready to go to war. Again.

    Are repubs the most stupid people to ever walk and talk?
     
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    We have no contract or treaty in place with Syria which demands our help or particiaption. Direct or indirect support would be unConstitutional, right? And oh by the way, we are still broke....
     
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    Helping Syria is bullshit.

    Let the Arab League assist an Arab Country.

    We are broke.
     
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    Isn't Graham some Tea Party darling? The Tea Party, or what they were can't think too highly of this, right?
     
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    Libya becoming new safe haven for terrorists...
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    Growing concern over jihadist ‘safe haven’ in eastern Libya
    May 15th, 2012 - Diplomats and other observers in Libya say that with elections one month away, the National Transitional Council is struggling to exert control over various militia prominent in the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi. The situation is further complicated by tribal rivalries and a growing presence of Islamist militants in some areas.
     

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