Map: All the Countries John McCain Has Wanted to AttackSubmitted by go213mph on Sat, 09/07/2013 - 19:42
—By Tim Murphy and Tasneem Raja | Mother Jones | Friday, Sep. 6, 2013
Syria, Iraq, Russia, North Korea, and nine other nations the Arizona senator has been eager to bomb, invade, or destabilize.
Even before he was caught playing poker on his iPhone at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had already sent a message: Anything less than an extensive aerial assault on the Syrian regime by American forces would be an unacceptable approach to the conflict in the Middle East. This was hardly surprising. Over the last two decades, McCain has rarely missed an opportunity to call for the escalation of an international conflict. Since the mid-1990s, he's pushed for regime change in more than a half-dozen countries—occasionally with disastrous consequences.
Here's a quick review of McCain's eagerness for military action and foreign entanglements.