John McCain: Poker More Important Than Syria Resolution, Apparently

Is John McCain’s poker game more important than a new Syria resolution from Congress?

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, when it comes to John McCain on Syria his position is mixed.

John McCain believes President Obama doesn’t need the approval of Congress for a military strike on Syria. At the same time, McCain says a limited military strike shouldn’t be an option and he’s already recommending more than cruise missile strikes. I’m assuming he’s not bluffing.

The John McCain poker photo went viral after the Senator was caught amusing himself during important deliberations over Syria. His Twitter response to being caught was fairly amusing:

“Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing – worst of all I lost!”

Back to reality, John McCain opposes the Syria resolution by the Senate in its current draft form. He says any US military action must aim at a “reversal of momentum on the ground” and shouldn’t be limited to 90 days. He did specifically say no American troops should be on the ground. So, apparently, John McCain was paying attention after all.

CNN wouldn’t let the John McCain poker photo die easily so he was once again asked why he was playing poker during the Syria hearings:

“As much as I like to always listen in 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 [to poker]. But the worst thing about it is I lost thousands of dollars in this game.”

We’re assuming John McCain’s poker game is all virtual money, since Internet gambling in the United States is illegal.

Let’s hope John McCain’s poker game with Syria is also not a loser.

[John McCain Poker Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post]