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Senators propose resolution for limited US role in Libya

WASHINGTON — Key Senate Democrats and Republicans introduced a resolution Monday endorsing limited US military intervention in Libya, more than two months after coalition raids began. The text “supports the limited use of military force by the United States in Libya as part of the NATO mission to enforce United…

Defense Department: F-35 fighter jet is ‘unaffordable’

WASHINGTON – The cost of building the F-35 fighter jet, set to replace a large part of the US warplane fleet, is “unaffordable” in its current version and must be reviewed, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official said Thursday. “Over the lifetime of this program, the decade or so, the per-aircraft…

McCain urges recognition of Libyan rebel gov. council

BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) – Rebels bogged down in their bid to oust Moamer Kadhafi on Friday hailed a US decision to deploy armed drones over Libya, as Senator John McCain urged the world to recognise the rebels’ council. The US military’s top officer, meanwhile, said between 30 and 40 percent…

McCain, Lieberman urge Obama to recognize Libyan opposition

Two influential US senators Monday filed a resolution calling for President Barack Obama to recognize the Libyan opposition force battling against the regime of Moamer Kadhafi. The resolution, which does not carry the weight of becoming law if passed, also urges Obama to support a proposed no-fly zone over Libya…

US to send 1,400 extra troops to Afghanistan: report

The United States plans to send 1,400 additional combat Marines to Afghanistan to try to hold on to recent but fragile security gains, only months before a planned U.S. drawdown, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Violence is at its worst in Afghanistan with record casualties on all sides of…

Rachel Maddow blasts McCain’s ‘utterly incoherent’ policy positions

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow mocked what she described as “utterly incoherent” policy positions of Arizona Senator John McCain on Monday, saying she believes he is so inconsistent he renders “the phrase flip-flop meaningless.” “One of my favorite political conflict stories of all time is the sharp, bitter, decisive, at times inhumanely…

How He Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Forced Pregnancy

John McCain, alleged head of the Republican Party, summarily failed to get the GOP to change their position on abortion in the cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother – although it’s not like he did anything to try to get them to change it.…

Cranky McCain’s minders have to limit his cell phone time

America, do you really want John McCain running the country? His babysitters campaign aides have to keep the cell away from the cranky, discombobulated senator. (NYT): Senator John McCain is so quick to pick up his gold-colored cellphone to solicit advice — from senators, campaign consultants, even the stray former…

Veepstakes!

Democrats suggested today that Senator John McCain may choose Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane of Hazzard County, Georgia, as his running mate. Coltrane, despite being a fictional character from a nonexistent county, is widely discussed in Democratic circles as being a tough on crime conservative with a long record of executive…

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