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John McCain Caught Playing Poker on his iPhone during Hearing

McCain caught playing poker on his iPhone
Sen. John McCain, perhaps the Senate's most outspoken voice in favor of military action in Syria, was caught playing poker on his iPhone Tuesday at the first congressional hearing about giving the president authority to use force in the war-torn country.

"As much as I like to always listen with rapt attention constantly (to) remarks of my colleagues over a three and a half hour period, occasionally I get a little bored and so I resorted," he said, chuckling. "But the worst thing about it is I lost thousands of dollars in this game." He followed up, saying it was only "fake" money.

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That's almost funny, if it weren't for the fact that the hearings are so serious. But that's John, like him or not. The good news is that he lost (Ha!). 


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Umm, we do not need another war. Actually, quite the opposite. A war would solve no problems. I think JM is an idiot who plays games while deciding whether or not to go to war. He would like to sit there and push the pin and sign for it with little thought (as long as it doesn't interrupt his game). Therefore this was a good topic.

Nevertheless, you cannot solve issues like this through war. War is only a more violent measure, than they are using. War would only promise to kill more people.

Still, most of the world considers us so arrogant because we would go against international treaty laws! to consider war in a place that we have no business. We have agreed already that we would never do such things. As an equivalent, it is as if the whole European world had declared war on us because we had slavery.

Lastly, we (Americans) are not the X world police! That is so arrogant thinking!!!


You are correct, I have zero military experience. And, John McCain has military experience.

I did not watch the three hours of C-SPAN. I have followed the news on Flipboard and Zite attempting to understand what our President is trying to do and seeing the United States' allies abandon him.

At this time I am not advocating war as John McCain is. I would like to see some other type of solution only because our nation has been at war for many years and we have lost so much. To read that John McCain is the most vocal Senator pushing for war then to learn he is playing poker during a congressional session about the possibility of war he is pushing for is what dismays me.

Real lives are at stake, real families may be destroyed, the nation might have another real war to deal with. This is why I felt like making a comment expressing my dismay.

This is not a joke about losing fake money. This is about losing real lives. Dead soldiers will not be able to tweet they were shot by fake bullets, lost limbs by fake land mines because they were bored and needed distraction with a game of poker.

Maybe I am wrong and you are right.

A military vet

I will assume you have ZERO military service under your belt as you type this from the safety of your parents basement. Safety men like John McCain sacrificed for. To assume McCain doesn't care about the lives of others is ridiculous. And how can the nation give two shits? It shouldn't. Syria? Really? Who cares. Instead lets send US troops to parts of America on a humanitarian mission to help build shelters for the homeless in major cities, or help farmers harvest our crops for our nation.

If you want to save the world, go. Send me your address and I will gladly contribute $10 to your flight to Syria. I will even chip in some canned goods to tide you over. And regarding allied nations....let's worry more about what we think of ourselves before we give a damn what others think.

Did you listen to CSPAN or whatever for the whole 3 hour debate? No. Why? You don't care either. The decision is simple and everyone yapping knows it... Stay here and fix our broken families before destroying more with a senseless war we don't belong in.


This is actually very dismaying.

The man is pushing hard to put the lives of US soldiers at risk for another
war and he is bored with a 3+ hours meeting that is discussing the possibility
of war. Then after being caught playing poker, he tweets a joke about playing
the game and losing.


Why is someone else's life so unimportant to him?

How can allied nations present a convincing reason to their citizens to help the
US when this type of behavior is presented? How can this nation?

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