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August 29th, 2013
08:08 PM ET

John McCain on the escalating situation in Syria: "To announce that any action we take would not be a regime change to me is incomprehensible"

On the heels of Thursday's news that Britain's House of Commons would not allow the country to take military action in Syria, "Piers Morgan Live" invites Senator John McCain to offer his perspective.

"This wasn't the first time that Bashar [al] Assad crossed the red line," he tells Piers Morgan. "There are some allegations that it was as many as 30 times, at least ten. There is no doubt this is chemical weapons. Come on, does anybody really believe that those aren't chemical weapons, those bodied of those children stacked up?"

McCain feels strongly Assad needs to be removed from power:

"We should be helping them attain the goal of freeing themselves from one of the most brutal dictators in history," he declares. "To announce that any action we take would not be a regime change to me is incomprehensible."

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  1. ge

    when has mccain ever worried about women and children ,handing out weapons to unknown groups. is crazy

    August 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • M sleiman

      I have been following McCain for a long time, the only satisfying is destruction. My question is why in sudden the sirren gas is shows in khan al Assal, Halleppo, and in the Ghouta Damascus. The story is the devil is playing with a devil toxic arm. Few days before the 21st of August, Latakia massacre, a kids and people were taken hostage an wind up in the Ghouta, Damascus. The terrorist as a devil have set up the incident to rally for military. Our Government is rushing to action. However, the UN has not completed their investigation. Therefore, i do dought our government, and why so fast before the investigation are final. Can Mr McCain answer this.

      September 7, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Lynn

    McCain should lead the way. . Maybe this time he would do more than lose a million dollar plane.

    August 29, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. max

    You talking about some one who put there life on the line for you to say that.

    August 29, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. jeri lynn williams

    Maybe we should take the "path of least residence" and help where we can make a welcome difference. The UN reports a cholera epidemic. Since the end of June, 8,173 have died, 660,000 have been infected. Peace be with us.

    August 30, 2013 at 3:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. tomj

    Obama should regard anything that comes out of warmongering McCain's mouth

    August 30, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. ikee

    With all due respect,... Senator McCain you are out of thouch and insane, better resign now!
    As to other fellow Americans,
    Dear Friends,
    Peace and blessings of Creator on all,
    Check out the following to find out what is happening in the Middle-east (Muslim) countries now, is it "Arab spring" or some thing else, it has been planned some time ago!

    even a map has been drawn, check the first link.,Paul.shtml

    August 30, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply


    September 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    The protest comes as President Trump regularly attacks the network and its reporting.

    Lawrence Thorne

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