Published On: Wed, May 14th, 2014

John McCain says send US troops into Nigeria, ‘I wouldn’t be waiting for some kind of permission from some guy named Goodluck Jonathan’

You knew either Lindsey Graham or John McCain would eventually come out and say we should send troops into Nigeria to rescue the kidnapped schoolgirls. Well, it ended up being McCain. You know, the Arizona Senator who never saw a situation where US military force was not a must.

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“Bomb-bomb-bomb-Iran” McCain is saying that President Obama should direct the might of the US military into the sub-Saharan country, where as far as I know, we are not wanted, and locate and rescue the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the vicious, Islamist terror group, Boko Haram.

What if Nigeria doesn’t want our help? Matters a damn to Mr. McCain who said while ridiculing the Nigerian President’s name, “If they knew where they were, I certainly would send in U.S. troops to rescue them, in a New York minute I would, without permission of the host country,” McCain told The Daily Beast on Tuesday. “I wouldn’t be waiting for some kind of permission from some guy named Goodluck Jonathan (the Nigerian President).”

Whoa…slow down Johnny. As horrible of an atrocity Boko Haram committed, and there has been many–seehere, Nigeria is still a sovereign country.

However, that has been McCain’s view for as long as I can remember–McCain states that “the U.S. has done similar missions in the past in order to combat “crime(s) against humanity. Where there are crimes against humanity, as we have now judged in the case of Auschwitz and other places…then the international community must act.”

Daniel Larison, in the American Conservative said it best:

I would add that McCain is expressing the typical hubris of those interventionists that can’t imagine why other nations wouldn’t want American “help” in the form of military action and likewise can’t imagine anything going wrong. He assumes that Nigeria’s government would simply be grateful because he always thinks that other people will be grateful for U.S. intervention so long as we say that we are doing it for their benefit. Yes, it’s simplistic and patronizing, but then so is McCain’s general worldview. His dismissive reference to the Nigerian president as “some guy” is certainly rude and insulting, but it’s almost beside the point. He could have called him by his formal title with all respect, and his proposal still would have conveyed his contempt for Nigerian sovereignty. This is much the same as the contempt he has for the sovereignty of every country where he thinks the U.S. should send its military.

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