McCain to Newsmax: Obama's Lack of Leadership on Syria 'Shameful'

Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 04:29 AM

By Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama’s lack of leadership on Syria is “a shameful chapter in American history,” Arizona Sen. John McCain said in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview.
 
“A lot of that money went through Damascus — believe it or not — and never saw the people that are struggling against this incredibly brutal murderous regime.” McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, tells Newsmax.
 
McCain was referring to the $365 million, including an additional $155 million approved by Obama on Tuesday, in humanitarian aid for those under the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

The aid is meant for
food, medical care, and clothing for the 4 million people in the war-torn country and the more than 700,000 who have fled.
 
Under Assad, Syria has been in a civil war for 22 months.
 
“Sixty-thousand people have died — hundreds of thousands of refugees — we know all of that,” McCain said. “And the United States has exercised no leadership. No leadership whatsoever.
 
“What should we do? We should be giving them arms. The Iranians are giving Assad arms, as are the Russians.” The rebels also need “a no-fly zone where they can organize and where they can set up a government,” McCain added.
 
“Right now, jihadists are pouring into Syria in a very unsettling and unfortunate fashion — and we are to blame. Everything that they said would happen if we intervened has happened because we haven’t intervened.
 
“There’s no leadership,” the ranking GOP member of the Senate Armed Services Committee charged to Newsmax. “There’s no presidential leadership. And we’re going to pay a very, very heavy price for it.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ralph Peters: 'Psychological Problem' Makes Obama Indecisive

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 22:57 PM

President Barack Obama isn't making decisions on major world events because he isn't capable of doing so, retired Lt. Co . . .

Republicans Call For Swift Action Against ISIS

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 21:28 PM

Republican lawmakers sounded a clarion call for quick, decisive action against Islamic State (ISIS) militants after the  . . .

ISIS Apologizes - for Releasing Beheading Video too Soon

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 22:40 PM

Islamic State (ISIS) militants apologized after releasing a gruesome video that purports to show the beheading of Americ . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved