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John McCain: US Must 'Acknowledge Complicity in Tragedy' of Aleppo

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By    |   Friday, 23 Dec 2016 09:21 AM

John McCain again ripped into President Barack Obama's inaction on Syria, this time writing an opinion piece for The Washington Post saying that the president "has borne witness to all of this and done nothing to stop it."

The Arizona senator's op-ed echoes many of the same sentiments and phrasing from a statement he and Sen. Lindsey Graham released nearly two weeks ago when Aleppo was falling to the Syrian military.

Now that Aleppo has fallen, McCain is driving home the message that the United States had a hand in it all.

"As we eulogize the dead of Aleppo, we must acknowledge the United States' complicity in this tragedy," McCain wrote.

Worse, McCain says Obama's strategy of inaction and watching from afar threatens our homeland.

"We must acknowledge that we have a stake in what happens in Syria. It is not just about the suffering of others, as moving as that is. It is about the national security of the United States," McCain wrote.

"We do not need to become the world’s policeman to defend our interests. But we cannot wall ourselves off from the chaos of our dangerous world. And if we try, the instability, terror and destruction at the heart of that chaos will eventually make their way to our shores," McCain concluded.

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John McCain again ripped into President Barack Obama's inaction on Syria, this time writing an opinion piece for The Washington Post saying that the president has borne witness to all of this and done nothing to stop it.
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