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John McCain Says He Doesn't Support New Syrian Resolution -- but Not Because of What You Might Think

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"In its current form, I do not."

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) listens during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The haring came after US President Barack said he wanted the US Congress to authorize military action against Damascus, putting off for the moment possible cruise missile strikes. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) listens during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The haring came after US President Barack said he wanted the US Congress to authorize military action against Damascus, putting off for the moment possible cruise missile strikes. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) -- Sen. John McCain says he doesn't support the latest Senate resolution to authorize military force against Syria. But it's not for the reason many Republicans have lined up to oppose it.

McCain is an outspoken advocate of intervention against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and wants more than cruise missile strikes and other limited action.

The Arizona Republican threatened earlier this week to vote against a White House draft resolution unless President Barack Obama promised greater support to Syria's rebels. McCain then expressed support after meeting Obama at the White House.

He now opposes a resolution crafted by Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee. It puts a 90-day limit on action and says no American troops can be sent into Syria.

Asked if he supported it, McCain said, "In its current form, I do not."

This is the second time in two days McCain has made headlines on Syria. On Tuesday he was caught playing poker on his phone during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the matter.

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