McCain ‘Not too Surprised’ Obama Missed Majority of Intelligence Briefings

Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 02:35 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says he’s "not too surprised" by The Washington Post report showing President Barack Obama made it to only 44 percent of his national intelligence briefings through May.

"This was the same Sen. Obama who said the surge would not succeed, that it was doomed to fail," McCain told Fox News Tuesday, The Hill reports.

"This was the same president who has pulled all of our troops out of Iraq without leaving a residual force, and the place is unraveling. Al Qaeda is making a comeback. The prime minister is in the pocket of the Iranians. They’ve just sentenced the vice president to death.”

Obama’s policy on Syria is no better, McCain says. “He stands by and watches thousands being massacred without even saying a word on their behalf,” the senator stated.

“They need weapons to defend themselves, and this president does nothing. How can you not speak up on behalf of these people who are being massacred by the hundreds every day using Iranian weapons, Russian weapons, al-Qaida, and other terrorist organizations. It’s mind boggling.”

As for Afghanistan, “it’s unraveling because all the president talks about is withdrawal and leaving,” McCain said. “You’re seeing a resurgence of al-Qaida there.”

Thus Obama gets a failing grade for Mideast policy, McCain says. "As far as the Middle East is concerned, this president's national security policy has been an abysmal failure. I have not seen a more feckless foreign policy since President Carter,” he said.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> 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:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Report: 44,000 Voters Registered in Both Maryland and Virginia

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 18:17 PM

A Virginia group organized to combat election fraud says a check of voter rolls in Maryland and Virginia shows there are . . .

Mayor de Blasio: New Wood-Burning Fireplaces Should Be Banned in NYC

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 17:31 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing to regulate the wood-burning fireplaces that are a beloved feature of te . . .

Georgia Governor Signs Sweeping Gun Rights Bill Into Law

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 16:35 PM

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a broad expansion of gun carry rights into law on Wednesday, allowing legal gun owne . . .

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