Senator John McCain embarked to the Senate floor yesterday and urged the United States to launch airstrikes against Syria – much like it did in Libya over a year ago. McCain was backed up Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, and Independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. Rick Santorum said he would “consider it.”
But not every Republican is on board. According to Politico, House Majority Leader John Boehner doesn’t want a new war in the Middle East. he called the situation complicated.
“I think until there’s clear direction as to what’s happening there, involving ourselves at this point in time would be premature,” Boehner said Tuesday at the Republican National Committee’s headquarters on Capitol Hill.
Boehner’s position reflects the one held by Mitt Romney. As a presidential candidate Romney has mused about whether it would be wise to arm Syria’s rebel groups, but has rebuffed the idea of air-strikes to take down Bashar al Assad’s regime.
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