McCain Opposes Syria Resolution
Though he is one of the most vocal advocates of intervention in Syria, Senator John McCain said Wednesday that he would not support the Senate’s latest draft of a resolution authorizing the use of force. McCain’s stance may get in the way of the Obama administration’s desire to quickly win support in Congress for a strike.
McCain said that the current Senate resolution, which limits U.S. involvement to 90 days and stipulates that no American troops can be sent to Syria, is too limited; he prefers an intervention that goes beyond cruise-missile strikes and “limited action.” McCain wants a U.S. intervention to push the momentum of the civil war in favor of Assad, and doesn’t think a limited strike will accomplish this goal.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will meet again Wednesday morning to amend their new draft resolution.