John Mccain lost to Barack Obama in the presidential election in 2008. However, they maintained a cordial work relationship afterwards. But that didn’t hold back Mccain from criticism when he felt it was necessary. The Syrian Civil War is a perfect example of this.
Worse than Carter on Foreign Policy
Senator McCain blasts Obama over Syria. “I thought Jimmy Carter was bad, but he pales in comparison to this president.”
“It has turned into a tragedy of mammoth proportions. And if you don’t care about Syria, it’s becoming a regional conflict. It’s spread to Lebanon, it’s spread to Turkey, it’s spread to Jordan. It is spreading throughout the region and sooner or later, it will affect the United States of America,” he said. McCain said Obama’s inaction in Syria and lack of support for moderate rebels could lead to an Al-Qaeda takeover of the country.
“We now have thousands of fighters of this — radical, extremist, Al-Qaeda affiliated people pouring in from all over the world into Syria, fighting against our guys, who are the good guys and also not doing much fighting against Bashar Assad,” he said, according to the Free Beacon.
John Mccain was a Senator and a statesmen. He was always on the cutting edge of strong foreign policy for the United States of America. Yes, he was willing to cross the aisle and work with Democrats. Yes, he was willing to stand up for what he thought was right even when it was unpopular.
But most of all, he was a stalwart when it came to defending the right policies of the United States abroad.
He will be missed.