Republican Rage (yawn)
If a solution to most problems doesn’t involve firing off a bunch of Patriot missiles, then John McCain doesn’t get it. The knowledge that he and other Republicans are outraged at the prospect of a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis should surprise no one. No one does faux or misguided rage better than the GOP.
Over the course of six days, the Obama administration pushed Syria into the chemical weapons convention, helped create a diplomatic framework that will hopefully rid Syria of its stockpiles, successfully pushed Russia into a commitment to help disarm its own ally, quickly won support from the United Nations and our allies, and did all of this without firing a shot.
Republicans are outraged.
U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today released the following statement on the U.S.-Russian agreement on Syria:
“What concerns us most is that our friends and enemies will take the same lessons from this agreement — they see it as an act of provocative weakness on America’s part.”
It’s not just McCain, of course. Over the weekend, it seemed as if much of the chatter out of the Beltway was an effort to spin a diplomatic resolution as necessarily disappointing and evidence of a presidential mistake, if not outright failure.
It’s difficult to take such talk seriously.
There’s an understatement for you. How does anyone with a working brain take anything Republicans say these days seriously?