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McCain: Don't Count on Russia to Force out Assad

Sunday, 27 May 2012 01:58 PM

Sen. John McCain says the U.S. shouldn't count on Russia to force out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd), and he blames President Barack Obama for a "feckless foreign policy" that hasn't contained the bloodshed.

It was a particularly sharp rebuke even for McCain, who as a longtime critic of Obama's war strategy hasn't pulled many punches.

The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee told "Fox News Sunday" that the U.S. shouldn't pin its hopes on Russia intervening in Syria. He said Obama is showing he "wants to kick the can down the road" until after the election.

The Syrian government on Sunday denied responsibility for killing more than 90 people, including 32 children. The White House condemned the attack as a "vile testament to an illegitimate regime."

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