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"I wonder at what point do you stop doing what you think is right and you start doing what the majority of the American people want?" Pelley asked the senator.

"Well, again, I disagree with what the majority of the American people want. Failure will lead to chaos, withdrawal will lead to chaos," McCain replied.

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This morning: President Trump met with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. This morning: Vice President Pence had a phone call with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq. 2:30 p.m. EDT: President Trump meets with members of the American Petroleum Institute. 3:30 p.m. EDT: President Trump meets with ...
Shortly after ordering invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, President George W. Bush pushed to double its budget. ... One, the International Republican Institute, is run by a board headed by Senator John McCain, who never saw a war he didn't like and salivates at the thought of deposing unfriendly regimes.

Larry Kudlow, 2008: Oil prices will help the stock market rally and Sarah Palin will strengthen John McCain's presidential bid. ... "Taking Back The market -- by Force," is the name of Kudlow's 2002 piece for the National Review, which makes the case for invading Iraq on the basis that the "stock market is ...
I'm going to do everything I can to block them." Paul cited Pompeo's support of the Iraq War as well as his backing of enhanced interrogation tactics as reasons for opposition. Of Haspel, Paul said: "My opposition to ... John McCain (R-Ariz.) does: "Sen. McCain has voiced some misgivings about the CIA appointment," mused ...
"I'm perplexed by the nomination of people who love the Iraq War so much that they would advocate for a War with Iran next," Paul said of Pompeo, according to Politico. On Haspel, the senator said: "My opposition to her is over ... John McCain (R-Ariz.) is currently in Arizona receiving cancer treatment, with ...
Just as with his support for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 that left hundreds of thousands of Iraqis dead or for Israel's 2014 bombing of Gaza that killed over 1,500 civilians, McCain's concern over human rights is, at best, selective and, at worst, self-serving. For "human rights" to be more than a branding ...

John McCain -- means Republicans might need to rely on some support from Democrats. Democratic aides said it was ... About Pompeo and Haspel, Paul said at his news conference their support for the Iraq War and Haspel's "joyful glee" of waterboarding prompted his move. "To really appoint the head ...
President Donald Trump's pick for the next director of the CIA will face questions on Capitol Hill over her involvement in past torture programs. Senators from both parties raised questions about Gina Haspel, who Trump announced Tuesday morning would replace current director Mike Pompeo, who he has ...
In Iraq, the United States seems to still be basking in the feeling of victory after the liberation of Mosul this summer. Meanwhile, Iranian forces are working to sow discord inside Iraq, as we saw in Kirkuk; maneuver Iraqi politics against the United States; and turn next year's election into a strategic setback that ...
President Obama contributed to that problem when he got elected largely on the proposition that Hillary Clinton and John McCain had supported a dumb war in Iraq, then staffed his foreign-policy team with hawks who supported that same war. His team's ill-fated intervention in Libya showed that the staffing ...
The howling in government and the corporate media and among many liberals about an alleged Russian information war, with bots, trolls and fake news being placed in social media to mislead and incite Americans against each other, might lead one think, like Sen John McCain, that we are practically at ...
The decorated Iraq war veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down is an Asian-American woman in the mostly white, mostly male and ... veterans who later served in the Senate -- Dole, a World War II veteran, and John McCain, who was kept prisoner for more than five years in Vietnam.
... years working with Republicans like John McCain to push -- he aggressively questioned those involved as part of the Trump-Russia investigation. ... He was an early supporter of the Iraq war, joining twenty-eight other Democrats in handing Bush the keys to invade Iraq, and he insisted on staying the ...
PAUL - A soft-spoken John McCain answered Minnesotans' questions for 53 minutes Thursday night, telling them the Iraqi war is going well and that he is not ready to say if Gov. ... He took on President Bush's early Iraqi war strategy: "It was a terribly flawed policy." ... "We are winning in Iraq," he declared.
Tucson, Ariz. - Turkey has resumed air attacks in the northern Syrian city of Afrin. Since last month thousands have been killed in the bombings. Turkey's military says it is linked to terrorism, but Kurdish victims say otherwise. In Tucson, the Kurdish community is calling it a genocide and taking action to ...
When an Iraqi Army offensive retook Kirkuk from control of the autonomous Kurdish regional government in October, following an independence referendum there, the Kurds complained that the Shiite militia had been operating the tanks. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services ...
Meanwhile, Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) has blocked several Defense Department nominees over inadequate information on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) this week lifted a hold he had placed on a Trump trade nominee to draw attention to issues in his state.

John McCain on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. .... The terribleness of McCain's actual voting record is well-trod territory, but it would be remiss not to mention that for more than two decades now, McCain has never met a war he didn't support and actively push for. Afghanistan. Iraq. Libya. Go ahead ...
And it enjoys the full-throated endorsement of Armed Services chairmen John McCain and Mac Thornberry, as well as President Trump. .... air campaign in Afghanistan says he's getting a lot more resources to go after the Taliban, now that the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is winding down.
In 2015, Iraqi Hezbollah brigades showed up in YouTube videos driving American-made M1 Abrams tanks, armored personnel carriers, Humvees and Canadian MRAP all-terrain vehicles, sparking concerns from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz. The latest finding ...
John McCain may be thousands of miles from Washington, receiving cancer treatment at home in Arizona. But his influence in the nation's capital has hardly diminished. This week, Senator McCain, along with fellow Sen. Chris Coons (D) of Delaware, unveiled a new bipartisan attempt at an immigration ...
Republican John McCain and Democrat Chris Coons called for a pathway to citizenship for immigrants illegally brought here as children. They also included better border security, but not ... A senior Iraqi official says about 4,000 will be to left to train Iraq's military. Back in this country, Jerome Powell was ...
Democratic Senator and former Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth tweeted Tuesday she will not be lectured by U.S. President Donald Trump: "We don't ... in late January, referring to Trump's five deferments, including for bone spurs, during the Vietnam War -- a point Senator John McCain has also made.
Hardy Jabbar was 19 when his cousins persuaded him to use his English to earn what is in Iraq a fortune: $1,200 a month. It was a great opportunity -- at great cost. When he was chosen to be an interpreter for the U.S. military in 2007, he became a marked man. insurgent forces distributed fliers that ...
Take John McCain. With that vote to kill health care, McCain was so bold and so brave, or if you thought differently of McCain to begin with, maybe you ... Yes, the Iraq war was conceived of by people who made money on the war and probably worked in the private sector as war profiteers beforehand.
A digital watch. That was my point about basics. My serving years were 75-2001. As electronics took over, the basic skills took a back seat to technology until they were relegated as antiquated. When my boys went over to Iraq the first time, I gave each of them a military lensatic compass, among other things.
John McCain of Arizona and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, both Republicans. Weaver also questioned ... He also told Stern that he backed President George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq, a statement he later denied making despite the audio evidence. And Trump's campaign nearly collapsed when a recording ...
"I'm very concerned about ongoing developments in Iraq regarding reports that the Iraqi military and Shia militias are advancing on Kurdish interests around Kirkuk," his statement read. "This has the potential to ... John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year. McCain has long been a ...
Nor does McCain's aggressive lobbying for the Iraq war, which killed between 500,000-1 million Iraqi civilians--a war McCain pushed for so aggressively that he went on network ... By selecting Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain helped create a world where Donald Trump could be president.
When John McCain revealed in July that he'd been diagnosed with glioblastoma--the same aggressive form of brain cancer that killed his friend Ted ... World War I; my grandfather in World war I and World War II; as you know, my dad's service; and my sons--both my sons have been in Iraq or Afghanistan.
These two accusers allow you and your country to interfere into other countries' internal affairs, just like what you are doing to the internal affairs of Cambodia as an independent, sovereign state now. You are annoying us because we are different from Iraq, Syria or Ukraine who allowed your group, as well ...
I spoke with him before a gathering at Central high school hosted by Changing Hands Bookstore. When Capt. Khan was in Iraq his father sent him a copy of Sen. John McCain's book, "Why Courage Matters." Prior to Sunday's event, I contacted McCain's office and asked if there was any message he'd like ...
In Iraq, the United States seems to still be basking in the feeling of victory after the liberation of Mosul this summer. Meanwhile, Iranian forces are working to sow discord inside Iraq, as we saw in Kirkuk; maneuver Iraqi politics against the United States; and turn next year's election into a strategic setback that ...
Sen. John McCain on Monday called on Iraq to halt its advance on separatists in the north amid flaring tensions and clashes as government forces reclaim territory from Kurds forces in the northern part of that country. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the Kurdish regional government should begin a ...
WASHINGTON -- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said Tuesday he is refusing to advance U.S. President Donald Trump's nominees to the Pentagon until he is satisfied the administration is communicating its plans for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Outside a tense committee ...
Readers of The Weekly Standard incline toward loyalty: they have remained by Kristol's side when he pushed for the invasion of Iraq, when he urged John McCain's campaign to select Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential nominee, and when he grew appalled by the nativism of the Donald Trump campaign ...
A major criticism from Congressional figures, like Sen. John McCain (R, Arizona) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R, Florida), has been that Iran so dominates the Iraqi government that the US is making a big mistake by subordinating a long-time ally--the Kurds--to Baghdad. In a Congressional hearing last week, ...
David Frum Didn't Seem Very Keen on Answering Questions About the Iraq war in His Reddit AMA ... In a political climate where centrists and liberals are now hailing Republicans like John McCain (who once chanted "bomb bomb Iran" and gave us Sarah Palin) as heroes, it's weird that Reddit, at least ...
... he said my friend John McCain was a loser because he was captured as a POW," said Graham in an interview with CNN. "He lost me when he accused George W. Bush of lying to the American people about the Iraq war, and he thinks Putin's a good guy, so, I just can't go there. I respect people who can't, ...
What changed was that Republican Senator John McCain announced he would vote in favour of the tax bill currently before the US Senate. ... Brent crude prices lifted after the world's largest producers, Russia and the OPEC nations (Saudia Arabia, Iran, Iraq and others), made a deal to continue curbing oil ...
Sixteen years later, economic inequality in America is dramatically more severe than it was when McCain said those words; the United States military is still fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq; and the Republican party is pushing legislation that raises taxes on many middle-class families -- and increases the ...
Iran helped the Iraqi Army and the Hashd al-Shaabi forces in their ... The rivalry between Tehran and Washington has to some extent been played out in Iraq. ... Erbil and Baghdad, US Senator John McCain said last week.
Israel was alone in its support for the Iraqi Kurdish referendum in September, and it ... since 2014 and closed the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) airspace. ... officials like Senator John McCain came out in support of the Kurds.
John McCain, battling brain cancer at age 81, was back in full .... to plan and conduct terrorist attacks, both within Syria and Iraq and abroad.".
After helping Iraq stifle a Kurdish push for independence, Iran is now ... Soleimani visited Iraqi Kurdistan in September to warn the region against ... in Baghdad," U.S. Senator John McCain said in Washington last week.
Republican Senator John McCain has said that he will refuse to vote ... pushed against the use of torture following 9/11 and the Iraq war and ...
After decades of yearning for a state to call their own, Iraqi Kurds flocked to the polls on September 25 in a referendum aimed at creating an independent nation. Ninety-three percent of Iraqi Kurds backed secession. People from Kirkuk to Irbil were euphoric. Not only had the Kurds been instrumental in ...
Keith Olbermann appeared on The View Friday to talk about his new book, President Trump, the Russia probe headed by Robert Mueller, George Papadopoulos, Osama bin Laden & ISIS, terrorism in New York City, John McCain, George W. Bush, and more. Olbermann defended his tweet to Donald Trump ...
The single most interesting thing John McCain has done in the last three or so ... ungrounded insistence in 2003 that Saddam Hussein's Iraq was "a clear ... be greeted as liberators by the majority of the Iraqi people, your calm, ...
"I Choose the Kurds," by John McCain (Op-Ed, Oct. 25), advocating American ... as they oppose Iraqi and allied Iranian forces, is a recipe for disaster. ... These two allied forces will not stand for Iraq to be dismembered by a ...


 

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