Sen. John McCain on Syria: Obama Administration’s Foreign Policy is “Feckless”
Arizona Senator John McCain sat down with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday today to tackle foreign policy issues. Syrian government forces killed more than 90 people, including more than 30 children in the village of Houla on Friday. McCain said the White House isn’t doing enough about the situation, saying, “This is a shameful episode in American history. It began back in 2009 when the president of the United States refused to speak up on behalf of the demonstrators.”
McCain noted that if President Bashar al-Assad fell, “it would be the greatest blow to Iran in the last 25 years.” He continued, “Horrible things are happening in Syria.
This administration has a feckless foreign policy which abandons American leadership.”
Wallace noted that there is a story on The New York Times’ front page today about President Obama trying to work with the Russians to oust Assad diplomatically. McCain commented, “Here we are a year later, 10,000 killed and the main supplier of arms to Bashar Assad … our hopes now rest on convincing them to help ease out Assad … The only conclusion you can draw is that this president wants to kick the can down the road on all these issues until after the election.”