Thursday, June 16, 2016

McCain rightly says Obama is "directly responsible" for Orlando, then wimps out

Man, I haven't agreed with John McCain in years. Today I did. But then he backed away from this rare display of brilliance.

From Business Insider:
Sen. John McCain on Thursday delivered and quickly walked back comments saying President Barack Obama was "directly responsible" for the terrorist attack on an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida, earlier this week.

The Republican senator from Arizona reportedly argued that Obama was to blame for the shooting that left 49 people dead because his administration's Middle East policy led to the rise of the terrorist group ISIS.

"Barack Obama is directly responsible for it, because when he pulled everybody out of Iraq, al-Qaeda went to Syria, became ISIS, and ISIS is what it is today thanks to Barack Obama’s failures," McCain said, according to The Washington Post.
But then McCain retreated.

What a coward.

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