Sen. McCain continues push for Syrian intervention

“At this late hour, the only realistic way to end the killing in Syria and force Assad from power is by exercising a variety of options, including foreign air power,” McCain wrote.

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McCain said in October that the United States should consider military action in Syria, and he’s become more vocal in recent weeks, pushing the Obama administration to arm the rebels and then calling for airstrikes earlier this month in a Senate floor speech.

McCain made the comparison of Syria to Bosnia and Kosovo, where President Clinton intervened in the 1990s, a line he also used while Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey testified on Syria last week.

The Obama administration is opposed to getting involved militarily and arming the rebels, and President Obama said Wednesday that he continues to support a political solution to the Syrian crisis.