POW McCain Attacks Obama

Sen. McCain

Senator John McCain (Arizona), a decorated war hero and ex-POW stood against Obama in 2008 and was defeated. With an interest in military matters, and an ex-POW who had his arms broken, has zeroed in on the Benghazi debacle and cover-up.  He, along with another Senator, have upped the ante against the WH by saying they will block any attempt by the president to nominate UN Ambassador Rice as Sec. of State because of her behaviour following the 9/11 attacks in Libya (2012).

Obama reacted to this in a personal way at his press conference yesterday, his first in eight months; somehow suggesting McCain’s statements were mis-directed and personalised to Ambass. Rice.

Now McCain has hit back, described by some media as “a fierce counterattack.” SEnator McCain took his 2008 defeat graciously and is known as a moderate, restrained and considered politician; but he is angry about Benghazi. Murdered Ambass. Stevens was a friend of his. He has called Obama ‘colossally incompetent or corrupt.’

Speaking on the Senate floor, John McCain said,

“This president — this administration — has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or been engaged in a coverup, neither of which is acceptable to the American people. I speak as a friend of Christopher Stevens, I speak as a person who knows something about warfare, I speak as something of an authority — that this attack could have been prevented if the information on the ground had been taken into consideration.”

The Senator is demanding a Congressional Select Committee to look into Benghazi.  McCain drew a link with Watergate, which many have between the two scandals. He reminded Obama that although he is the president, he is not the king:

“He really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. I’m a United States Senator. We have our responsibilities, we have our duties, and we are not picking on anyone here.”

McCain has also zeroed in on the main point.  At yesterday’s press conference Obama made it clear Ambass. Rive was acting on WH orders, at his direction.  McCain has asked, if she didn’t go and front the media based on intell. from the CIA, who gave her instructions (and the misleading spin about the video, described by one Senator as “lies”) and when?

About coNZervative

A blog about politics, life, culture, literature, music and thought from Christchurch, New Zealand [NZ] (the home of 10,000 earthquakes since 4 Sept. 2010) built because of the bullying and cajoling of Liberal opinion-makers (journalism and Hollywood) against conservative-minded people who are as entitled to opinion and a perspective as anyone; and because Conservativism has served the world well. John Stringer is a New Zealander (Christchurch) in his 50s married to an American from Taco Bell; they have 5 adult children in 3 diff. countries. John is an ex-Anglican pastor, a teacher, published author (NZ), novelist (USA) and cartoonist (Aust, NZ), and has spent the last 25 years in NZ politics with the National party (he was a parliamentary candidate in 1999). There was a stint in London working for the British Conservative party as well, where he did media minding and campaign work with several Brit cabinet ministers, including Baroness Thatcher, Baroness Blatch, Michael Howard, Tom King, among others. He has an MA (classical studies, Victoria); is a graduate of the New York Film Academy; and has various awards for writing. His passions include British bulldogs, fly fishing, and history (Ancient and WWII). Winston Churchill was mainly a “Conservative” but also a “Liberal” MP between 1900-1964. A Member of Parliament for 64 years, he contested 21 parliamentary elections (for Oldham, Manchester North West, Dundee, and Epping/Woodford). Throughout his career Churchill stood for liberty. He believed in open debate and freedom of speech, and opposed any system or ideology that tried to dictate the way one should think. Churchill felt deeply that disagreements within the democratic system should not degenerate into personal animosities. RIDER: This site is not connected to nzconservative, a Catholic site, or NZ Conservative Party, although from time-to-time I share some of the views espoused by both groups and other sites I follow, as published; I am an independent thinker and blogger.
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