A Maverick in his Own Mind

From americanthinker.com:

Senator McCain (R-AZ) calls himself a maverick and straight talker. His daughter complimentarily called him a “badass.” Currently the only ones who would probably use these adjectives to describe him are the mainstream media and the liberals that he is pandering to. He has become a disappointment on a number of fronts. Here are a few examples of how the “Maverick” is anything but.

In May of this year he went to Syria to meet with the supposed Free Syrian Army and the Syrian rebels. He wanted to establish a safety zone and for the U.S. to provide arms to the “right” rebels. He even held a photo op with some of the rebels. Unfortunately, these rebels turned out to be terrorists, kidnappers according to the Lebanese press. The problem, articulated by Senator Rand Paul, (R-KY) is that if McCain did not know he was taking a picture with some kidnappers, how good a job is he doing vetting those who would receive the arms? Jon Stewart said it best, “Oh my God, John McCain is literally palling around with terrorists!” And in reaction to a McCain spokesman saying none of the rebels identified themselves as the individuals involved in the kidnappings, Stewart said that’s “kind of the point,” that “not everyone is going to be wearing their HELLO I’M A TERRORIST name badge.”