Sen. McCain: America's Foreign Policy Showing a 'Moment of Glaring Weakness'
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) says he is stunned that the Obama administration thought that the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was “spontaneous.” Intel sources now tell Fox News that the strike was a coordinated effort orchestrated by a group that has ties to Al Qaeda and another Islamist militia group. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently acknowledged that this was a “terrorist attack” and that those terrorists must be brought to justice.
Sen. McCain told Fox News’ Uma Pemmaraju that, “You can’t make it up that his White House will say and do anything -- it’s amazing. It was a spontaneous attack and it was the video that caused it. And now with a straight face they say, oh yes, this was a terrorist attack. But now they haven’t said
yet, whether it was planned or not.”
The senator stated that the consulate attack has all earmarks of Al Qaeda, being that it occurred on the anniversary of the September 11ths attacks and the types of weapons used. He said it’s very clear that this was planned, but the Obama administration wants the American people to believe that by killing Usama bin Laden, they have taken care of Al Qaeda. He added, “Al Qaeda is alive and well across the Middle East, including a resurgence in Iraq and they are there in Libya, […] this was a terrorist attack and they were foolish to deny it.”
Sen. McCain described US foreign policy as one in a “moment of glaring weakness.”
Watch the rest of the interview for Sen. McCain's take on foreign policy, below: