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John McCain: Nigeria's president is just 'some guy'

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is a consistent, vocal hawk, so it's not surprising to see that he told The Daily Beast's Josh Rogin that, as president, he would send troops to Nigeria "without permission of the host country" to rescue the kidnapped schoolgirls. What is surprising, though, is his less-than-diplomatic way of referring to the leader of Africa's most populous nation.

"I wouldn't be waiting for some kind of permission from some guy named Goodluck Jonathan," he said.

Some guy named Barack Obama has already sent a team of military and intelligence operatives to Nigeria to aid in the search.