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John McCain: Obama 'Delusional' With ISIS Fight in Syria

By    |   Wednesday, 07 Jan 2015 06:17 AM

The White House is "delusional" thinking there will be success recruiting Syrians to fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), Sen. John McCain said Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren."

"I think that they have ignored reality," McCain said. "They are ignoring the fact that they treat ISIS one way in Iraq and another way in Syria."

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McCain has for years called for the United States to take action in Syria, which is embroiled in a three-way civil war pitting the government of President Bashar Assad against ISIS and various groups that McCain and others call more moderate rebels.

Not everyone agrees, though, with McCain's assessment in that regard, including some of his fellow Republicans.

Anyone who hasn't already joined the fight is unlikely to volunteer for training, only to return and be bombed to oblivion by Assad's forces, McCain said.

The government in Baghdad is better, he said, but the fighting is now being done by Shia militia controlled by Iran. They are the same type of forces the United States fought against in the surge, he said.

"Things are very, very difficult and I think that the president and his people are delusional to think anything else," McCain said.

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The White House is "delusional" thinking there will be success recruiting Syrians to fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), Sen. John McCain said Tuesday on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren."
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