Cats In A Sandbox: John McCain Throws A Syria Fit; Lindsey Graham Apologizes To Syrian Christians For His Behavior
February 5, 2014 by Ben Bullard
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), so devoted to supporting â€śourâ€ť moderate â€śfriendsâ€ť (a.k.a. Islamist terrorists with al-Qaida ties) in the Free Syrian Army, became incensed during a meeting with Syrian Christian leaders visiting the Capitol recently, allegedly yelling angrily after the clergymen voiced their concern that Western leaders have turned a blind eye to Christian persecution at the hands of Syrian rebel groups.
According to a Judicial Watch report today, an unnamed, high-level source present at the meeting said McCain stalked into the Senate Arms Services Committee meeting room, where three Democratic Senators and South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham, along with the Syrians, were waiting for him to join them.
But McCain was already agitated from having to listen to the Syriansâ€™ concerns about how American policies arenâ€™t helping Christians caught in the middle of Syriaâ€™s civil conflict. Evidently, he raised such a stink that Senator Graham found himself in the unique position of having to apologize for his fellow neoconâ€™s temper tantrum.
From Judicial Watch:
â€¦Senator McCain, an Arizona Republican, evidently doesnâ€™t want to hear negative stories about the rebels heâ€™s working to arm. So he stormed out of a closed-door meeting with the Syrian clergy officials last week.
â€¦ McCain marched into the committee room yelling, according to a high-level source that attended the meeting, and quickly stormed out. â€śHe was incredibly rude,â€ť the source told Judicial Watch â€śbecause he didnâ€™t think the Syrian church leaders should even be allowed in the room.â€ť Following the shameful tantrum McCain reentered the room and sat briefly but refused to make eye contact with the participants, instead ignoring them by looking down at what appeared to be random papers.
The outburst was so embarrassing that Senator Graham, also an advocate of U.S. military intervention in Syria, apologized for McCainâ€™s disturbing outburst. â€śGraham actually apologized to the group for McCainâ€™s behavior,â€ť according to the source, who sat through the entire meeting. â€śIt was truly unbelievable.â€ť