Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Karen DeYoung — A Trump administration thaw with Russia is ‘unacceptable,’ McCain says

Sen. John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent his first shot across the bow of President-elect Donald Trump’s national security plans Tuesday, saying that any attempt to “reset” relations with Russia is unacceptable.
“With the U.S. presidential transition underway, Vladi­mir Putin has said in recent days that he wants to improve relations with the United States,” McCain (R-Ariz.) said in a statement released by his office.

“We should place as much faith in such statements as any other made by a former KGB agent who has plunged his country into tyranny, murdered his political opponents, invaded his neighbors, threatened America’s allies and attempted to undermine America’s elections,” he said.
Uh, Senator, you lost your election, and Donald Trump won his. When he is sworn in, he is the president in charge of US foreign policy. Get over it.

The Washington Post
A Trump administration thaw with Russia is ‘unacceptable,’ McCain says
Karen DeYoung

11 comments:

Postkey said...

The first blow from the M.I.C.?

MRW said...

Uh, Senator, you lost your election, and Donald Trump won his. When he is sworn in, he is the president in charge of US foreign policy. Get over it.

Thank you.

Michael Norman said...

Hell will freeze over before Trump listens to this sclerotic, cold-war-relic asshole.

Bob said...

McCain is not alone. Do you really expect Neoconservatives to go away quietly into the night?

Ryan Harris said...

The Ukrainians are in full-on panic now that "Uncle Joe" (Biden) isn't going to be leading their country.

Noah Way said...

Thorough annual psychological exams and public release of the results should be required of everyone seeking or holding public office.

David Jenkins said...

Agreed.

Peaceful Poster said...

Let's hope the (((neocons))) are done.

Mike, to your credit, you are one of the few Jews who have been pro-Trump. Have you been shunned by from your community?

The Rombach Report said...

Neocons are trying to crash the party as evidenced by John Bolton and Rudolph Giuliani being touted as likely nominees for Secretary of State. Here is Rand Paul threatening to filibuster them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLqoWyAz6VI

Bob said...

Who is doing the touting?

Noah Way said...

Just because the election is over (more or less) does not mean pandering, disinformation, party politics, establishment entrenchment, etc. are over too. To the contrary, now the real fight for power is on and the deck is getting shuffled. If Hill 'won' she'd be dealing off the bottom of a stacked deck, but at least everyone would know where they stood. Now it's a brand new game and the rules are changing.

Or not, we'll see. In any case casino metaphors seem to work here.