'We Saw It Coming': Hear McCain's Take on Al Qaeda's Resurgence in Iraq
President Obama is facing renewed criticism for his decision to withdraw U.S. combat troops from Iraq in 2011.
Militant groups are retaking control in Ramadi and Fallujah, cities where U.S. troops fought costly battles to uproot al Qaeda.
The resurgence forced Secretary of State John Kerry to declare that the U.S. will provide Iraqi troops with armed drones, though he maintained no U.S. combat troops would be on the ground.
Last night, Charles Krauthammer joined Bill O'Reilly to discuss the situation, declaring that Obama now faces only "extremely bad options" and should never have left Iraq in the first place.
Sen. John McCain, who shares the same opinion and has been an outspoken critic of Obama's Middle East policies, spoke with Bill Hemmer this morning. He was asked what he would say to the families whose loved ones gave their lives during the Iraq War to defeat al Qaeda in Anbar Province.
"It's very hard for me to look them in the eye. General Petraeus, who as you know was the architect of the surge, said we won the war and lost the peace. This president wanted out, he got us out. ... We saw it coming. We predicted at the time that without a residual force things would go to hell in a handbasket in Iraq and it certainly has," said McCain.
Watch the full interview above.